With the grand opening of the new Viaero Wireless store in Hays, Kansas, we anxiously await their takeover of the Kansas rural wireless market. Viaero is doing what every small wireless carrier should be doing. They offer competitive price plans, good customer support and a top-notch network. They dominate rural Nebraska and also give the major carriers a run for their money in eastern Colorado.
Now Viaero is taking over rural Kansas and is also working their way into new territory in central Colorado. I give credit to AT&T and Verizon for maintaining a few sites in these rural areas, but this is Viaero's bread and butter...they focus on the needs of the rural customer. If you're near their coverage, you can even petition Viaero for a cell site in your town.
This carrier has overcome a number of challenges including backhaul bottlenecks by completely bypassing the local wireline companies. This has actually made Viaero's network more reliable than others, especially during bad weather. This also makes them a good option for replacing your wired home phone for both voice calls and Internet access.
Viaero's expansion into rural Kansas may step on the toes of a few other small wireless operators in the area and we hope they will all play nice for their mutual benefit. FCC license records show that South Dakota could be Viaero's next beachhead, but we're hoping they have even bigger plans.
This is a network run by technical guys instead of salesmen, so their innovations truly result in a better product instead of fancier window dressing. We can't be sure if there is a direct correlation, but AT&T has a significant number of applications with the FCC to upgrade cell sites in Viaero's Colorado and Kansas markets. What a coincidence!