What is Rural Wireless Internet?

When you think about the internet, what comes to mind? You probably think of Wi-Fi, 4G, 5G, or satellite internet, right? These can be considered wireless internet, but did you know that there is a specific type of technology known as wireless internet? It is typically the best option for internet service in rural areas, where other types of internet may not have coverage.

In rural areas, there are dedicated wireless internet towers, managed by Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs), which receive and send signals from a router. The towers are positioned in a strategic manner to provide internet to the maximum possible area in rural regions. WISPs are usually owned by small businesses and staffed by locals to fill the gap of rural internet that other large companies consider too unprofitable to serve.

In places that are extremely remote, reliable internet may be difficult to access. These smaller wireless internet companies are typically found where it is impossible to get other types of internet. Usually, cable internet is not available and mobile internet is either slow or non-existent. The towers set up by the WISPs are placed in elevated areas, then connected to the internet, ideally with fiber-optic cable. If that is not possible, towers can be configured to pass data back and forth, continuously passing along internet signals. The signals are then received by customers, using equipment set up at their homes. This could be a receiver, (for example, a dish used for satellite tv) or sometimes a long range router works. This is called fixed wireless internet, because the data is transmitted between the building and the tower, two fixed locations.

Sometimes, mobile hotspot internet connection is also available through WISPs. It is estimated that about 1 percent of the US population subscribes to WISPs, so these networks provide a valuable service, offering internet service to people who would not otherwise have it.

At Trifecta Wireless, we believe that escaping the hustle and bustle of the city shouldn’t mean you’re stuck without the internet. Living in a rural area shouldn’t cause you to lose out on fast and reliable internet access, and we are here to make sure it doesn’t.

Using America’s largest cellular networks, we offer fast, reliable, wireless rural internet in all 50 states, with no contracts and none of the questionable billing practices you may have encountered with DSL and satellite internet providers. We are here for you, with unlimited 4G rural internet that offers modern convenience. We offer an easy, straightforward setup and pricing and a money back guarantee. To learn more or get started, call or text us at 616-881-1188 or contact us through our website.