Carlson Wireless LongHaul™ Microwave Radios Receives USDA Rural Development Telecommunications Program Acceptance

Arcata, CA – April 9, 2010Carlson Wireless Technologies is pleased to announce that the LongHaul™ line of point to point and multipoint microwave radio solutions has been type accepted by the USDA Rural Development Telecommunications Program

making it eligible for purchase and integration into projects funded through both the USDA Broadband Loan Program as well as the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Recovery Act Broadband Program.

Carlson’s LongHaul™ product is known worldwide as the most powerful, affordable and frequency flexible radio platforms in its class. Available in both CSMA and synchronous TDMA signal architecture, the LongHaul™ can go the distance with low fixed latency that eliminates jitter—perfect for all UDP intensive applications such as VoIP, online gaming and video conferencing. The LongHaul™ operates in the license-exempt 900 MHz, 2.3-2.5 and 5.1-5.8 GHz frequency bands as well as the licensed 4.9 GHz public safety bands.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) allocated $2.5 billion to the USDA to provide broadband in unserved and underserved communities throughout the United States. ARRA’s aim is to facilitate broadband deployment in rural America, specifically Last Mile rural projects. The LongHaul™ radio product line was designed with rural connectivity in mind. “Our intention was to adapt our long standing experience with high quality carrier class performance, long distance, low power consumption wireless technology into the broadband arena,” said Jim Carlson CEO. “This provides an extremely cost effective and robust wireless solution for numerous applications such as rural broadband and VoIP systems for public safety agencies and WISPs.”