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NC startup Open Broadband disrupting Internet service business

In an era where high speed Internet access is seen as a public utility — a fundamental right — one North Carolina company is seeking to more equitably distribute high-speed access across the state, particularly in more rural communities. That company is Open Broadband, founded by Alan Fitzpatrick (CEO) and Kent Winrich (CTO), two telecom industry veterans that saw an opportunity to disrupt broadband companies across North Carolina. Open Broadband is an Internet Service Provider (ISP) that only deploys service to underserved markets. As the FCC reports that nearly 30 precent of census tracts in the United States lack...

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