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WHAT ABOUT DSL AND CABLE?

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DSL and Cable rely on copper cables running in the ground or over telephone poles.  DSL relies on telephone wires and if you do not currently have it, you may not be able to get it because the phone companies generally are not offering new DSL service.   Freedom Broadband's  Essential package offers speeds of nearly 10 times faster than DSL. 


Cable was designed for the cable TV system, and in some areas, cable infrastructure is 30-40 years old.  This aging infrastructure affects speeds, and may be as slow as DSL.  .  As with DSL, if you do not currently have cable, you may not be able to get cable.  Where you can extend cable infrastructure, costs to bring it to your house may range from $5,000 to as much as $410,000 (Real numbers shared with us by real customers!)

  • Designed around mobile use (i.e. using cell phone for data)
  • Relies on cellular network - speeds affected by concentration of towers and service (4G/3G) available in your area
  • Any licensed cellular device (I.e activated) can use the cellular system
  • Voice traffic has priority
  • Speeds affected by amount of traffic on a given tower at any time
  • Generally have data caps, with expensive overage charges.
  • Some offer unlimited data but only on your phone and not for your "hot spot."  Others offer unlimited data at much slower speeds.

CELLULAR

  • Use ground-based satellite dish to connect 22,000 miles into space to a satellite, to a Network Operations Center (NOC), which connects to the Internet to send data, and reverses this to receive data.
  • Data is sent in bursts, and introduces a lag, known as “latency.”
  • Not a good choice for 2 way communication – online gaming, VoIP (Voice over IP), and VPN (Virtual Private Network).
  • Plans generally have data caps with expensive overage charges.
  • Some offer unlimited data during very limited hours, usually while you're sleeping.

SATELLITE

Most of our customers do not have access to cable or fiber Internet, and probably never will.  Our typical customers leave cellular plans (i.e. Verizon or AT&T Wireless), or satellite providers (Excede, HughesNet, WildBlue).  Some are still struggling with slow DSL, or even dial-up.

Freedom Broadband maintains fiber optic connections to the Internet at various locations throughout our network.  We send bandwidth throughout our network and to our subscribers using Radio Frequencies (RF).  Our "towers" and access points range from cell/communications towers, to water towers, grain elevators, silos and more.  When looking for new Access Point locations, we prefer existing structures because chances are , you're probably used to looking at that grain silo and would rather not see more metal blocking the scenery.  It's also way quicker and costs a lot less to climb a silo or grain elevator than bring a new comm tower online.

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