If you are thinking about, or if you have already decided on high-speed wireless Internet service, you should know a few important things about it. The wireless Internet industry basically was born in 1985 when the Federal Communications Commission allocated license free radio spectrum for private industry use. The purpose of the allocation was to develop an industry that could provide Internet service to areas that had limited or no access to cable, fiber or even a telephone line. Wireless Internet is simply microwave radio signals that, when decoded, bring the wonders of the Internet to locations beyond the reach of a physical wire.
No type of Internet service is infallible; all Internet service providers have issues at one time or another. However, we are proud of the fact that we have the most reliable and best up time record of any fixed wireless Internet provider in Kittitas County. Our wireless equipment uses the latest technology and is less prone to interference as the signal is not as wide, this minimizes the possibility of interference. However, because wireless service relies on a radio signal, it can be affected by interference, which if severe enough, can cause slow connection speeds, and in the worst case cause your connection to drop completely.
As the industry grew, so did the number of deployed wireless devices and the potential for interference issues grew as well. This is particularly noticeable if you have legacy equipment as there is simply more of them in close proximity to each other and the signal is very wide allowing more area for interference. Devices using this frequency are other service providers equipment, wireless routers, older model portable telephones, microwave ovens, baby monitors, wireless cameras, etc. If you live close enough to a neighbor with a very strong wireless router, it’s possible the signal coming from their antenna could cause issues with your Internet connection if you also use a wireless router for Internet connectivity. To help minimize issues it is a best practice to place your router in an area away from other wireless devices to avoid any signal interruptions.
Now that you have a basic understanding of how wireless technology works you can make a decision if wireless service is right for you.
Thank you for choosing Symplified Technologies as your wireless Internet provider. We look forward to serving you!