The web is apparently getting slower. Why?
Network congestion. Poor processing power. The plethora of tabs and software you currently have open on your computer.
Unfortunately, even the highest paying customers aren’t immune to this phenomenon. They might be spending thousands of dollars to get the highest internet speeds possible, but they’re getting some of the same results as everyone else.
Which is why they’re always looking for the highest quality internet configuration. For many of them, it comes down to two options: fixed wireless internet or wired internet.
But what’s the difference between the two? What are the pros and cons of having one over the other?
Let’s find out what these two wireless configurations have to offer.
What is Point to Point Wireless Internet?
Point to point wireless internet’s popularity is growing at a steady rate. Millions of customers already rely on it for their residential and business needs.
Because it’s a simple solution. Internet providers need only install a radio at a customer’s location. They can then configure it to connect with a point of connection.
So what are some pros and cons of choosing this solution? Here are a few:
Reliability: Fixed wireless solutions are more reliable than many other forms of internet. Because they don’t require cables. That lack of cables makes them immune to problems that usually affect satellite internet or cable internet.
And there’s another big benefit:
Fixed wireless solutions don’t require much maintenance thanks to their lack of cables.
Speed: This solution currently offers speeds up to 10 Gbps. Not only that, but it offers flexible bandwidth speeds.
Cost: Intense weather. Like any signal passing through the air, intense thunderstorms and blizzards can affect the continuity of the signal.
But think of things this way: those outages are often less than the outages you received from an underground cable solution.
Wired (or cable) Internet
Wired solutions allow customers to connect through there local telephone or cable provider. All of those locations share this network.
Here are the pros and cons of this configuration:
Cost-Efficiency: Sharing lines into a business or neighborhood help keep costs down. They can provide multiple buildings with internet without consumers leasing lines.
Reliability: Wired solutions are typically underground. Making them less susceptible to changes in weather and environmental conditions.
Speed: At peak hours, all of those users connecting at the same time across the same cable SLOOOWWWWW things down. Up to 60% in most cases. That does not happen with Fixed Wireless because it operates using full duplex connections that can send and receive signals simultaneously.
Get Your Fixed Wireless Internet Solution Today
So which solution sounds like your cup of tea? Does Point to Point wireless internet check all of the right boxes for you? Or are you more comfortable with remaining a cable or dsl customer?
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions and concerns. We specialize in wireless internet solutions and will provide you with an immediate quick quote if you’re curious about prices.