Gonzales-based Eatel will begin offering subscribers high-speed wireless data and voice services using wholesale carrier LightSquared’s nationwide 4G-LTE network.

Eatel is the first Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier to sign onto LightSquared’s network. LightSquared says it is the only company in the country that offers wholesale customers the ability to offer customers a network integrated with coast-to-coast satellite coverage.

“LightSquared’s network not only allows EATEL to offer our existing customers wireless broadband services, it also gives us a critical competitive advantage as we expand our services into new markets,” Eatel President John D. Scanlan said in a news release.

Eatel is the incumbent local phone carrier in Ascension and Livingston parishes. The company provides high-speed Internet, phone and television services.