About WeLink Cities
WeLink Cities is a community-internet partnership program to further digital equity in low-income.
Why WeLink Cities?
Broadband internet access is more important than ever, yet millions of homes struggle to find high-speed internet they can afford. Local government officials and real estate owners have the power to bring high-speed broadband to households at little or no cost to residents by establishing a committed partnership with WeLink. We have several ongoing and upcoming initiatives to help close the digital divide in communities nationwide — especially in areas that lack broadband choice.
Who is WeLink?
WeLink is a next-generation broadband technology and service provider. Our wireless technology connects low-income communities to gigabit internet at little or no cost to residents. As a service provider, the service WeLink provides delivers consistently fast speeds, whole-home WiFi, and a more cost-efficient approach to standard broadband deployment. Our fiber technology is a unique and patent-protected form of fixed-wireless mesh with built-in interference immunity
How can a partnership with WeLink Cities benefit your local community?
WeLink Cities seeks to establish public-private partnerships with local governments to assist with closing the digital divide. Working with WeLink allows partners to:
Wireless industry pioneer Kevin Ross is the Founder and CEO of WeLink. John Paul Farmer is the President of WeLink Cities, as well as the former Chief Technology Officer of New York City and senior technology advisor in the Obama White House. WeLink is backed by Digital Alpha and has a strategic partnership with Cisco Systems. WeLink Cities is a division of WeLink that focuses on unlocking social impact and building on new federal broadband programs and local partnerships to close the digital divide in underserved urban communities.
Existing local community partners
John Paul Farmer is the President of WeLink Cities, the former Chief Technology Officer of New York City, and senior technology advisor in the Obama White House. WeLink is backed by Digital Alpha and has a strategic partnership with Cisco Systems. WeLink Cities is a subsidiary of WeLink that focuses on unlocking social impact and building on new federal broadband programs and local partnerships to close the digital divide in underserved urban communities.
Connect with us to learn more about our technology, our mission, and how you can bring affordable broadband to your community
What's In It For Us?
Through the Cities Challenge, we seek committed government partners to work with as we drive our expansion, and with whom we can collaborate to close the digital divide — building on existing momentum towards digital equity.
We will combine our unique technologies with local expertise to quickly and collaboratively deploy multi-gigabit internet service.
From our government partners, we anticipate receiving streamlined access to city-owned facilities and assets and, potentially, capital assistance for one-time costs such as open-access wiring.
WeLink delivers broadband internet to homes and businesses using a unique and patent-protected form of fixed-wireless mesh that is much quicker and much less expensive to deploy than traditional fiber-to-the-home. Using the latest advances in millimeter wave (mmWave) technology, 60-70 GHz frequencies, and innovative network routing approaches with built-in interference immunity, WeLink is delivering the combination of ultrafast and ultra-affordable internet that has simply not been achieved before.
What's so exciting about WeLink wireless broadband?
WeLink leverages existing fiber and host sites — often rooftops and/or street poles — for small mmWave antennas to serve neighborhoods. This approach in combination with WeLink’s proprietary technology suite allows us to rapidly deploy networks and keep deployment and operational costs low, in turn keeping subscription costs low for residents.
In addition to home broadband, our technology can support blanket 4G/5G coverage across the WeLink network footprint to enable a range of mobile and smart city applications.
WeLink’s technology is proven — in the United States, we recently announced a partnership to bring gigabit broadband to Washington D.C., we have successfully deployed in the Las Vegas, Henderson, Phoenix, and Tucson metro areas and we hope your city might be next.