Wireless - Wireless Internet Providers

Wireless Internet is a term you may recognize in association with wireless broadband internet service, which includes a wireless network. A wireless network is a single broadband internet that is broadly used for your home or office locations. In general, connection to wireless internet requires a wireless access card, wireless Internet modem, or Internet dongle by the end user.

How Does Wireless Internet Works?

Wireless internet connection (Wi-Fi) offers connectivity options to the internet via radio waves rather than wires on a person's home computer/ laptop or similar device. In the near future, wireless internet service might become so extensive that it will help you to access the Internet just about anywhere at any time, without looking for a wired system.

Features of Wireless Internet

  • Fixed wireless networks are easy to set up and inexpensive.
  • WiFi offers a plethora of features to the users in terms of low-cost internet access and provides a widespread platform that you can access from anywhere.
  • You can utilize wireless networks in public places without facing any problem.

List of DSL Internet Providers

Provider User Rating Max Download Speed
AT&T 3.0/5 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps) View Plans
Buckeye Broadband 2.5/5 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps) View Plans
CenturyLink 2.5/5 24 Mbps View Plans
Cox Communications N/A 75 Mbps View Plans
DIRECTV 2.5/5 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps) View Plans
Dish 2.5/5 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps) View Plans
Fios by Verizon N/A 100 Mbps View Plans
Frontier N/A 6 Mbps View Plans
HughesNet N/A 25 Mbps View Plans
MCTV 2.5/5 10 Mbps View Plans
Mediacom N/A 3 Mbps View Plans
Optimum N/A 25 Mbps View Plans
Shentel N/A 10 Mbps View Plans
Sparklight 2.5/5 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps) View Plans
Spectrum 2.5/5 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps) View Plans
Suddenlink NA 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps) View Plans
Viasat NA 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps) View Plans
Verizon NA 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps) View Plans
WOW! 3.5/5 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps) View Plans
Xfinity 3/5 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps) View Plans

Pros

Potential Availability

Because sending signals wirelessly is more cost-effective than building the infrastructure to send a signal via a wired connection, ISPs can expand their service areas without a lot of up-front costs. This business advantage is particularly helpful for smaller ISPs or ISPs just entering the market.

Signal Quality

Fixed wireless delivers a higher-quality signal than other types of wireless internet because its transmissions are focused directly toward the receiver on your home and not scattered in multiple directions.


Cons

Geometric Limitations

Fixed wireless internet transmitters require a clear line of sight from one transmitter to another in order to function. Ensuring that lines of sight remain clear can be problematic because an ISP can’t always control what happens between one transmitter and another. A tree could grow taller, another company could construct a tall building, a pole could get knocked over by adverse weather—all of which could potentially disrupt a fixed wireless transmission.