3G fixed wireless is a cellular circuit that uses the strongest available signal of one of four of the largest cellular companies in the US. These cellular providers are ATT, ALLTEL, Verizon, and Sprint. For example, if you and three friends are sitting at a table in a restaurant, and each of you use one of four different cell companies, the signals of your phones are going to vary, depending on the location of the restaurant. If you all met at a different restaurant, in a different town the next day, chances are that a different person will have the strongest cell signal, depending on the proximity of the restaurant to the cell towers of the various cellular providers. This example demonstrates the first advantage of 3G service. All homes and businesses have unique proximity to various cell providers. 3G fixed wireless allows each business to lock into the tower that is closest to their building, and receive the strongest possible wireless circuit for that location.
3-G fixed wireless compared to DSL/Cable bandwidth:
Fixed wireless is not always the preferred choice when compared to DSL or Cable modem. DSL and Cable often offer higher bandwidth for less cost. However, fixed wireless is available to approximately 95% of all homes and businesses in the US. DSL and Cable are only available to approximately 60% of homes and businesses. This means that about 90% of homes and businesses that cannot be reached by DSL and Cable, can be reached by 3G fixed wireless. For these 90%, many are happy to have a solid alternative to satellite, dial up, or, for small businesses, the expense of a T1 circuit. For locations where DSL and Cable are available, fixed wireless is often the preference of businesses seeking circuit redundancy, because unlike cable and DSL, fixed wireless does not enter the building through wires that can be severed by outside sources. Please see our video on fixed wireless redundancy. For specific pricing and availability of fixed wireless, DSL, and T1, please use the link below this article for access to our patented real time pricing and availability tool.