What is Fixed Wireless?

In an ever-changing technological society, the Internet has become a necessity. Streaming, online gaming, stock trading, social media usage and more has grown exponentially over that past ten years. Residential homes, small office/home office, and large/enterprise level businesses require a fast, secure, and reliable Internet connection.

Fixed wireless is not new; but as technology needs have changed fixed Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISP) have become more popular as a better alternative to cable, DSL or satellite. With more consumers switching to wireless, others are curious and asking, what is fixed wireless?

Fixed Wireless provides a high-speed-Internet connection through transmitting high-speed data via microwave radio signals between two fixed locations. It delivers dedicated and reliable wireless Internet service to homes and businesses of all sizes.

It does not require trenching or physical construction, hence is lower in installation cost and typically can provide service to remote areas that lack cable or DSL. It is not mobile technology, as the delivery locations need to be fixed and it is not Wi-Fi where bandwidth is shared on a “one to many” basis.

 Advantages of Fixed Wireless:

There are several advantages for fixed wireless versus cable or DSL. It can be installed quickly and is free from trenching or physical construction. It offers scalable bandwidth, true path and network diversity and easy Ethernet hand-off. Some other advantages include:

  • Faster speeds: Fixed wireless speeds range from 1 Mbps to 10 Gbps
  • Flexible bandwidth: Choose a plan that works for you. Upgrade speeds with a phone call
  • Symmetric Speeds: Same upload and download speeds
  • Weather Resistant: Fixed wireless towers are land-based, so clouds or rain won’t interfere with the signal.