What Makes GiGStreem Unique?
We do internet differently than most internet providers. GiGstreem has Major Points of Presence (POPs) in each market we serve. In every market we serve, these POP’s are where the Fiber networks “stream” together to provide all the Fiber services to your city. But unlike the major Internet providers, which keep their equipment at the same location, we create multiple new and independent pathways of our own by using fixed wireless technology.
GiGstreem creates direct, highly available, multi-GiGabit connections from each building back to our POP’s. This means you have a direct path, or stream, to the “HEART” of the Internet in your own city.
What does this mean for you?
It means that you will get better and faster internet, at a fraction of the price you might pay to the “big guys” in the Internet world. So, the next time you have a Skype call with Aunt Sarah, her face won’t freeze. And you can make that next presentation to the board without having to restart your browser every five minutes.
But don’t take our word for it. Thanks to our super-fast speeds, reliable connectivity, and cutting-edge customer service, GiGstreem has been trusted by such leading brands as Buzzfeed, Microsoft, Nike Samsung, Yahoo and more. We have also developed partnerships with other innovative players in the tech sphere, like Electric and property management companies like Lerner, and Foulger-Pratt. As always, our goal is to keep you connected to the world around you, one GiGabit at a time.
Common misconceptions of Micro or Fixed Wireless service:
1. Fixed wireless broadband is less reliable than cabled internet connections.
This claim has been proven false time and time again. Wireless internet service has nearly always been as reliable and consistent as the wired internet connections that it has been compared. However, it reaches that performance level with lower costs, more flexibility, and rapid deployment.
2. Fixed wireless is slower than fiber internet connectivity.
The truth is that both of these connections operate at nearly the same speed across all kinds of industries and locations. Barring line of sight obstructions like large buildings, fixed wireless services have no trouble keeping up with wired internet. These services do this with lower upfront costs than cables and needing less work performed on your infrastructure.
3. Fixed wireless won’t work well in urban areas.
Wireless internet works well in both environments. In urban areas, wired internet requires the ground to be dug up and cables to be installed. Fixed wireless allows urban businesses to have high-speed reliable connections without the need for construction work or more cabling infrastructure.
4. Fixed wireless is vulnerable to inclement weather.
It has been shown that fixed wireless antennas can stand up to rough weather conditions. It is impossible to guarantee any type of connection is impervious to bad weather, but you can trust that wireless internet will maintain a connection through rain, wind, storms, and more.
5. Fixed wireless is just the same as satellite internet.
It is true that both of these services require a dish or antenna, but there are significant differences between both types of internet connections. There can be high latency with satellite internet because it has to leave the atmosphere and return to deliver the signal. This makes it vulnerable to the weather conditions that fixed wireless avoids. The distance is much shorter with wireless because it is using a terrestrial connection. Satellite internet will often enforce data caps that fixed wireless won’t have.
6. The install time must take pretty long.
This is not true either. With collaboration from the customer and a quality service provider, installing fixed wireless internet can be completed and up and running quite rapidly. Install times for wireless requires less legwork than laying cables and running new wires throughout your building.