Using ARA

As an advanced rural wireless living lab, ARA supports research, education, and innovation in wireless, rural broadband, broadband applications (e.g., agriculture, education, transportation, public safety, community services), as well as their real-world, experimental pilots. Interested in co-shaping the development and use of ARA with other users and the project team? Please join the ara-users Google group. To reach out to the ARA project team, please email

Partnering with ARA Project Team

The ARA initiative is championed by the ARA project team and a broad consortium of ARA partners from academia, industry, communities, and government who are collaborating to not only address the rural broadband challenge but also leverage rural broadband as an opportunity for wireless research and innovation as well as rural community and economic development. Intrigued by this vision? Join us to redefine rural broadband as well as community and economic development!

Hosting ARA Wireless Equipment

ARA is expected to provide advanced wireless coverage for any locations within about 6 miles range from any of the ARA sites shown in the ARA deployment map, and we are looking for volunteers to host ARA equipment at select locations to support experimental pilots, research, education, and innovation. Interested in trying out advanced ARA broadband systems and supporting rural broadband research, education, and innovation? Please fill in this ARA hosting form. If you may have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at

Joining the ARA Project Team

Interested in joining ARA and related projects as a postdoc, research scientist, engineer, manager, or student please check out WiCI career.