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About Fixed Wireless Internet

 

Fixed wireless is a method of delivering the waves carrying data through the air as opposed to the more commonly adopted copper dsl phone lines or coaxial cable. This allows us to provide high-speed broadband data to more locations and often prevent costly wire installations. Our network utilizes microwaves on both proprietary licensed and unlicensed (2.4 Ghz, 5 Ghz, 900 Mhz, 3.65 Ghz, Etc.) frequencies to transmit data across our network and to homes or businesses.

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We built our network in a ring to provide redundancy and allow for multiple paths out to the internet through geographically diverse NOCs should we experience an unexpected hardware failure. This backbone is supported by large licensed microwave backhauls as well as fiber-optic runs to support our nearly 300 Access Points throughout the region. To deliver internet, we install a radio (receiver), often half the size of a satellite dish, on the home or business and point it to the optimal AP. We then run a standard CAT5/Ethernet wire into the customer’s router where the customer can distribute the internet to their wired and wireless devices as they wish. Fixed wireless is superior to satellite services as we do not need to send data on a round trip into orbit..

About Voice over Internet Protocol

 

Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, is a service that translates the analog audio signals that phones have been carrying for the last century into the same digital data this is passed on the internet. To facilitate this translation the home or business must have either an Analog Telephone Adapter (ATA) to connect standard telephones or an IP Phone. An IP Phone is simply a phone that is built to directly process digital signals and is plugged into an Ethernet (RJ-45) cable. These types of phones, like the Cisco 7960, have been a standard fixture in larger offices for the past decade. An ATA is a small device that receives the Ethernet (RJ-45) cable and translates signal to a standard phone line (RJ-11). This way, any touch-tone phone can still be used with VoIP service.

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The true advantage of VoIP lies in the inherent ability to support call flows, routing and advanced features that traditionally cost thousands of dollars in hardware, implementation and maintenance with analog telephony. This is because the digital data can be processed by software allowing for functions like only having one line in and one phone number but everyone on a VoIP system all calling out on the same line and number at the same time. Additionally, location is no longer a significant constriction. As long as internet is present, people spread around the world can interact with their VoIP system as if they were in neighboring cubicles. This software also allows for advanced IVR (Interactive Voice Response) menus, call forwarding/seeking and time of day routing at no additional cost.

To learn more about how the internet works in general see this video:

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