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Improving Your Businesss Connectivity With Fixed Wireless

How many times have you clicked on a link only to be greeted by that interminable spinning circle? Perhaps you have even walked away from your computer and headed to the breakroom to pour a cup of coffee in the hopes that when you returned, you would find the page had finally loaded. There are numerous potential constraints or barriers to reliable and fast connectivity, including bad weather, an overloaded network, and a weak wireless signal. A fixed wireless system can reduce or remove some of these issues, improving the speed and performance of your business’s internet services.

The Way It Works

Fixed wireless is an internet service that uses microwave or radio signals rather than DSL, cable, or satellite connections. It is also unlike Wi-Fi where bandwidths are shared between many users. Fixed wireless establishes a connection between two fixed points; thus, a link is created between your company and a base station. There is also the possibility for a network service that can create connections between multiple locations using a network of base stations.

Increased Reliability

An organization’s productivity requires reliable internet services. Fixed wireless services have a low latency. What this means for your business is fewer interruptions to services. Roadwork or construction are both causes for disruptions in cable and DSL services, while satellite connections are highly vulnerable to changing weather conditions. Fixed wireless internet is not susceptible to the same issues that impede cable and DSL services and is not as prone to weather-related connectivity problems.

Faster Speeds

High speed internet is vital to the productivity of almost any business. Fixed wireless has speed capabilities that match and might even surpass traditional broadband services with speed capabilities as high as 1 Gbps. This is increasingly important as more organizations rely on cloud-based data storage and delivery. An additional benefit is derived from the ability to scale bandwidth to meet changing demands for use without making any changes to existing infrastructure. Bandwidth can be adjusted temporarily for increased usage requirements that are not permanent.

Service Diversity

With fixed wireless, you gain access to flexible bandwidths, Ethernet connections, and even phone services. Internet services are also dedicated, meaning that you do not have to worry about data caps.

Easy Setup

Establishing a fixed wireless service is easier than traditional options when new or improved lines must be installed. Unlike fiber equipment, fixed wireless services do not require trenching or construction for laying new lines. Your business can be on its way to quick and reliable service in a matter of days rather than weeks. Should you require greater bandwidth capabilities at any time, you will not have to wait on delivery and installation of additional equipment.

Fixed wireless internet is becoming much more readily available. Currently, its upfront costs are higher than those your business would incur with cable, DSL, or satellite if the infrastructure for those services is already in place. However, the benefits might outweigh the costs over the long term. Increased speed and reliability mean greater efficiency and higher rates of output, which is potentially a net gain for your business.

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