We’ve been busy signing tower agreements, ordering fiber and equipment, and engineering the wireless network. Currently we are on track to turn up our first customers in Phase 1 in April.
If your address is located outside of Phase 1 or 2, please know that we haven’t forgotten about you! We know that you’re frustrated with your current internet options and want service ASAP. We’re working as quickly as possible to make this happen, however, based on the contract we’ve signed with the county, we must prioritize Phase 1 and 2 first. Once these pilot phases are underway and assuming all goes well, we can start working on the rest of the county. We appreciate your patience. Encourage your friends and neighbors to join the waitlist so we know where demand is.
Why can’t you just move Phase 2 service area north? Our projected service area is determined by need as well as where existing towers are located. Unfortunately, we can’t just pick up a tower and move it to the optimal location. Building new towers take time and money so we prioritize existing towers to deploy our service as quickly as possible and keep rates affordable. If you’re interested in learning more about putting a tower on your property, email email@example.com for more info.
Business Account Benefits
In addition to residential internet accounts we also offer service to businesses. Some of the benefits of a business account include:
- Bandwidth for many simultaneous users: We serve businesses with tens and hundreds of users simultaneously using data, voice and video applications.
- Commercial grade equipment: We realize businesses often have specific needs for prioritization of voice and video traffic and VPN access. We use professional-grade hardware to allow for this functionality.
- Static IP addresses and address blocks: Open Broadband can provide IP address space with sufficient justification to meet ARIN requirements.
- Encryption: All our wireless connections are 128 bit encrypted.
- Low latency: A hallmark of our service is low-latency connections.
- Redundant Connection: Fiber and copper can be cut with a backhoe or a traffic accident can knock down a pole but these events do not affect our wireless service. If you already have a hardwire connection from another carrier, consider adding a wireless connection with Open Broadband – a low-cost backup for peace of mind and insurance against your business internet being down.
Video: Schley Grange Info Session
If you missed the Schley Grange Info Session last month, you can watch the video here. Thanks to everyone who came out! If you’re interested in hosting an info session, email firstname.lastname@example.org.