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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 on the internet per year, 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 point to point wireless 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 Fixed Wireless Internet?

Fixed 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 presence.

So what are some pros and cons of choosing this solution? Here are a few:

Pros

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 one Gbps. Not only that, but it offers flexible bandwidth speeds.

Cons

Cost: Rising costs have started to affect several American businesses and civilians. And fixed wireless internet service might contribute to that problem for some of them.

But think of things this way: you pay for quality. And quality usually leads to better results.

Point to Point Wireless Internet

Point to point wireless solutions allow customers to wirelessly connect multiple locations. All of those locations share a network.

Here are the pros and cons of this configuration:

Pros

Cost-Efficiency: Point to point wireless internet can be a more cost-effective solution for some customers. They can provide multiple buildings with internet without consumers leasing lines.

Speed: Fixed wireless internet may be fast, but point to point wireless internet is faster. It offers speeds of up to 10 Gbps, which makes it ideal for businesses or customers that need fast internet for work purposes.

Cons

Risk: Despite its speed, point to point wireless internet can be slightly riskier than fixed wireless internet. Why?

Because the link between the locations can be broken under certain circumstances.

Let’s say that building 1 is your primary building and that it contains the main receiver. So building 2 relies heavily on building 1 for its internet.

Now, what happens when the first building’s internet connection goes haywire for some reason? The second building’s internet connection might go with it.

Luckily, this risk isn’t as dire as it seems. You’ll probably seldom (if ever) be in a situation in which your network is down for long periods of time.

Get Your Wireless Internet Solution Today

So which solution sounds like your cup of tea? Does fixed wireless internet check all of the right boxes for you? Or are you leaning towards point to point wireless internet?

In either case, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions and concerns. We specialize in wireless internet solutions and can even provide you with a quick quote if you’re curious about prices.

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