Wireless Broadband 101: What Wireless Can (and Cannot) Do for You!

October 6, 2014 by ESRGC

The Problem:  Today we are witnessing exploding demand for access to high speed networks in virtually all sectors of our society as digital content/applications become embedded in business processes and our personal lives. But providing access/bandwidth is a huge challenge, with cost being the big hurdle. For example, fiber cable, which provides the best capacity, can cost tens of thousands $$$/mile to deploy. Given this situation, fiber cannot meet all requirements.   But without a reduction in broadband’s cost, a growing “digital divide” threatens our economy and society, especially for those who can’t afford broadband prices. In response, many organizations are examining lower cost options. 

 

A Solution?  “Fixed wireless” (not to be confused with “mobile/cellular” wireless) has emerged as a promising candidate, especially for reaching the “last mile”. Yet despite great/growing interest, “fixed wireless” is often misunderstood to the detriment of the project in question.

 

The Webinar:  To address this problem, the Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative (ESRGC), has teamed with Triad Wireless Engineering to host a “Wireless Broadband 101” Web conference on Tuesday October 7, 2014

 

You Will Learn:

  • The basic components of a fixed wireless network
  • Relevant strengths/weaknesses of the primary “Last Mile” technologies in use today e.g. fiber (trenched and aerial), mobile (cellular) wireless, and fixed wireless
  • Key considerations in implementing a “fixed wireless”
  • Near-term wireless enhancements/potential cost reduction

Who Should Attend?  Any stakeholder in rural Broadband

When?  Tuesday, October 7 @ 10:30 am

 

Presenting:  Rory Conaway, CEO/Founder of Triad Communications, a Phoenix AZ Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) will present. He has decades of experience in designing, deploying and supporting wireless broadband networks. 

 

To Join:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/764105966911846913