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    • #40905

      Michael DeWaal
      Member
      @michaeld@velocitybiogroup.com

      If I wanted to pay for an “adjunct” ISP signal supply for better internet service in the area I live, how do I do that?

      This is different than getting a 4G cell antenna. I can do that.

      The issue is that running our small business from our home means a lot of data consumption. Without streaming from any of the online streaming services, our business-related content is ~ 12 GB/day of data. No, Verizon’s “Unlimited” caps you at 22 GB/month – so the cell tower might do in a pinch, but it isn’t really designed for that. The ISP-type of equipment is. I understand local regs are applicable, but given those constraints, what is available? Thank you for considering my question.

    • #40906

      TeamKomando:Amber
      Keymaster
      @amber

      I am not very familiar with this type of setup, but I did some research and found some information which may help:

      Check out the Fixed Wireless Internet providers in your area. As long as you have clear line of sight to one of their towers, they can install an antenna at your home to receive the signal. Fixed Wireless Internet offers high speeds and I noted that some of the providers listed below (like Mile High Networks) offer plans with no data caps.

      Here are a few Fixed Wireless Internet providers in the area:
      Mile High Networks
      SpeedConnect
      Bolt Internet Inc.
      Oso Internet Solutions

    • #40907

      Michael DeWaal
      Member
      @michaeld@velocitybiogroup.com

      Thank you, Amber.

      While we live in Dillon (Between Breckenridge and Keystone, CO) my question is for the Sedona, AZ area. Established neighborhoods have poor (Samsung Note 9 with 1-2 bars in Oak Creek, just 2 miles South of Sedona City) signal. We just signed papers to buy a home in Sedona City limits, but the signal there isn’t the best either: 2-3 bars. The home we made an offer on is up on a ridge for views, but also for what you referenced – line-of-sight to cell towers for boosters and the technologies you just referenced. Our data consumption rates are high – notably without “TV Streaming Services” sucking up bandwidth. This is the actual business content we fire out every day. I will call the Fixed Wireless Internet Providers to see about details.

      BTW, “SuddenNet” is the local ISP for that home, in particular. Their maximum for a business account is 150 Mbps. We will choke on that. They can double it, if there is already their co-ax running to the house. So, my best hope is 300 Mbps. We have business class true gigabit accounts with Comcast Business now in Dillon. We had Verizon’s FioS at 1 Gigabit for 4 years before moving to CO from the Philadelphia area. We lived in Scottsdale, AZ before that move back East.

      Anyway, thank you for your research and input. I will post you on my findings.

    • #40910

      TeamKomando:Amber
      Keymaster
      @amber

      No problem! Those are all Northern AZ based Fixed Wireless Internet providers. Searching by the Sedona zip code it looks like only SpeedConnect may service the area with Fixed Wireless, but I would still call around to check.

      I do not see a lot of options in the 1 GB range. The only provider in the area I see advertising those speeds is Suddenlink, and it sounds like you already reached out to them.

      Wish I could help more. Hopefully another user will provide some feedback for you as well!

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