Modern internet connectivity is usually delivered via cables that run above ground with power lines or buried below ground. These cables could be using any of the following technologies:
- Dial-Up: 56 Kbps
- DSL: 8-10 Mbps average
- Cable: 100-300 Mbps average
- Fiber: 250-1000 Mbps average
The problem is, these wired offerings are not available in all areas, especially rural ones. This leaves you with only two options: satellite or cellular.
Although satellite internet offers the most flexibility in terms of connectivity, it has a few critical flaws:
- Reduction in speed or total loss of connectivity during storms
- Random downtime and outages
- Monthly data limits or throttling threshold
For users who need stable, reliable internet, satellite internet is not a viable option.
Cellular internet via 4G/LTE is another option. Cellular is far more flexible and isn’t affected by rain, but you still run into data limits and/or throttling after a certain threshold of data used each month.
Open Wireless: The Best of Both Worlds
We took the best of satellite and cellular and combined the two. The result: the best fixed-wireless Internet in Central Florida.
Open Wireless uses pre-existing cell towers in areas that have no reliable broadband Internet access. We use a mix of licensed and unlicensed frequencies to deliver high-speed, low latency Internet connectivity to customers wirelessly. Each customer receives a radio transceiver (CPE) which mounts on the outside of the home and creates a direct connection with the nearest tower. This method has a huge advantage over normal cellular hotspots due to the specialized hardware and radio frequencies we use. Even better: you can use your Internet plan as much as you want and never have to worry about data caps or throttling on data usage.
To ensure that all our customers have a great experience, we pair this offering with Plume Wi-Fi SuperPods – a next-generation mesh Wi-Fi system for the home. Learn more about Plume here.
What Does the Future Hold for Open Wireless?
It’s no secret that technology is forever evolving. That’s exactly why we refuse to settle. Wireless and wired technologies are actively being improved and supported by government funding to expand broadband access.
We at Open Wireless have already begun planning for the next wave of wireless technology and how we can make those offerings available to our new and existing customers. Our goal is to push the envelope on what’s possible with Internet connectivity.
Over the next year, we plan on introducing some of these new technologies to offer even faster Internet plans for our customers.