Bandwidth.com, a provider of broadband and related services across the U.S., is getting into the wireless business.

The privately held Cary-based firm says on its website that its division called Republic Wireless will roll out its service beginning Nov. 8.

The company, which raised $22 million in venture capital in March from investors including former FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, says it has developed its own operating system called Freedom.

“You are overdue for serious evolution,” Bandwidth says in its announcement, referencing the “cell phone world.”

“You’re 21st Century technology married to a 20th Century business model. But we’ve moved on. We don’t just want wireless. We want stringless.

“As a matter of fact, we want it DIY. We’re responsible adults. We drive cars. We vote. We can definitely join together to make a new kind of wireless network. One for us. One, in fact, that is us. In other words, we have our own Operating System. It’s called Freedom, and it works.”

According to the tech site GigaOm, Republic’s service is a mixture of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Wi-Fi and cellphone accesses. Phones roll over to cellphone networks when Wi-Fi service is unavailable.

Users can also send text messages.

The service will cost $19 a month and includes unlimited voice and text, GigaOm reported.

Read the GigaOm report here.

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