Fixed wireless is often the preferred solution for customers who cannot be reached by DSL or Cable, but do not have the budget for T1. Fixed wireless is also an excellent source for bandwidth redundancy as a backup source in case your primary internet or bandwidth network goes down. Fixed wireless internet is available to about 98% of the homes and businesses in the United States. Fixed wireless service allows you to lock into the strongest internet signal of the largest cell companies, AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint. You can order fixed wireless on a monthly basis for short term use, or on 1, 2 or 3 year contracts for greater cost savings. Once you order fixed wireless service, you can usually have it set up and working within 4 business days from the day you order. The most significant factor in set up time is what type of shipping option you choose, for the delivery of the antennas. For shipping, you can select from several options that range between overnight, to ground delivery, depending on your needs. Once you receive the equipment, you can usually set up the service in about 15 minutes.
Fixed wireless provides many advantages over satellite service. Most satellite services require expensive equipment and install charges, often averaging between $700 to $1000. The total setup charge for fixed wireless is $99. Satellite service often takes several weeks to provision. Fixed wireless can often be provisioned within 3 business days. Because a satellite signal often travels tens of thousands of miles before it reaches fiber, a circuit provided by satellite often suffers from much latency and packet loss. Fixed wireless only travels through our atmosphere to the nearest cell tower (often less than a mile) so packet loss and latency are very seldom an issue. Most satellite plans limit monthly usage. This is often called a “fair user access plan”. If monthly usage limits are exceeded by the satellite customer, the circuit is usually blocked by the provider as a penalty. Fixed wireless has no limit on monthly usage. With fixed wireless, the customer has unlimited usage of maximum bandwidth levels without fear of penalty.