The New York Times reported that Dr. Ed Guy and Chris Celiberti have joined the Advisory Board of IGEN. As advisors they will support IGEN Networks' commitment to becoming a world leader in rural broadband communications.
IGEN Networks provides high-speed Internet, Phone and Data services to rural communities in trade areas up to a radius of 30 miles from the main broadband connections. IGEN's licensed technology, developed by Machlink, uses near line-of-sight radio in the UHF band to deliver signals from the Company's radio masts to customer premises. The market for high-speed Internet has been proven as an essential part of education, social interaction, the delivery of goods and services (including government goods and services) and financial matters. It has become an essential part of the fabric of life for most Countries. The Company will compete on the basis of superior quality of service and superior technology in these mostly rural areas.
Chairman of the Board, Robert Nealon states "As developed markets all over the world approach saturation, IGEN has begun to consider "the next billion" users. These are the rural populations living beyond the reach of traditional communications networks of any kind. IGEN has considered the infrastructural challenges in the rural areas and has assembled the team and technology to bring an affordable solution to the underserved rural populations."