What Is Fixed Wireless Broadband?

by | Apr 25, 2023 | Rural Broadband, Wireless Broadband

Fixed wireless broadband is an alternative to traditional broadband that can provide high-speed internet to rural homes. As we discussed in our previous article, traditional broadband solutions in rural areas can be unreliable due to infrastructure limitations, but having a dependable internet connection is crucial for both work and leisure in the modern day.

So with this in mind, let’s examine how fixed wireless broadband works, its reliability, and the benefits it offers to rural households, families and remote workers.


How does fixed wireless broadband work?


Fixed wireless broadband is a high-speed internet service that uses radio signals to transmit data between two fixed points: the service provider’s access point (usually a mast) and the customer’s location (home or business). The customer’s location is equipped with a receiver that captures the signal and connects the router to provide Wi-Fi throughout the premises.

Unlike traditional broadband, which relies on physical cables like copper or fibre-optic, fixed wireless broadband does not require any physical connection between the provider and the customer. This makes it a flexible and efficient solution for rural areas, where laying cables can be expensive and logistically challenging.


Is fixed wireless broadband reliable?


Fixed wireless broadband can be an extremely reliable internet solution, particularly when provided by a company with a purpose-built infrastructure and a commitment to quality service.

The reliability of fixed wireless broadband depends on factors such as the distance between the access point and the customer’s location, the strength of the signal, and any potential obstructions (such as trees or buildings) that might interfere with the signal.


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What are the benefits of fixed wireless broadband?


Accessibility: Fixed wireless broadband can reach remote and rural areas that may not have access to traditional broadband infrastructure. This allows homeowners in these regions to enjoy high-speed internet without the need for extensive cable installations.

Quick installation: Since no physical cables are required, fixed wireless broadband can be installed quickly and easily, often within a matter of days.

Cost-effectiveness: The absence of cable infrastructure can lead to lower costs, making fixed wireless broadband a more affordable option.

Weather-resistant reliability: Unlike satellite broadband, which can be affected by weather conditions, fixed wireless broadband maintains a reliable connection even during adverse weather. This ensures uninterrupted connectivity for users in rural areas, where the weather can sometimes be a significant concern.


Wireless Connect – your provider of fixed wireless broadband in Ireland


At Wireless Connect, we are committed to providing cutting-edge fixed wireless technology through our own unique, purpose-built infrastructure to rural Ireland, specifically to the counties of Kildare, Laois, Offaly and Tipperary.

Our dedicated team of highly trained professionals works tirelessly to maintain and enhance our network, ensuring that we consistently deliver top-quality broadband solutions.

Before installing our services at your property, our engineers conduct a complimentary ‘Line of Sight’ survey and signal check. This thorough assessment ensures that your home or business will be connected to meet even the most demanding entertainment and professional needs.

Our exclusive 5GHz Fixed Wireless Access technology promises increased bandwidth and faster download speeds, especially in rural areas. With this innovative solution, you won’t be disappointed by slow internet connections.

So, if you’re struggling with sluggish broadband and are searching for a more reliable alternative, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today so you can experience the difference that our fixed wireless broadband can make to your digital connectivity today.