Monthly Archives: May 2014


What kind of internet is Tennessee Wireless?

This is a question that we get quite often. Many people think it is satellite or cell tower provided. Nothing could be further than the truth. Tennessee Wireless uses a technology called “Fixed” wireless, also sometimes referred to as “Air Fiber” technology. Tennessee Wireless is known as a WISP. wireless Internet service provider (WISP)

Fixed wireless is the operation of wireless devices or systems used to connect two fixed locations (e.g., building to building or tower to building) with a radio or other wireless link. Usually, fixed wireless is part of a wireless LAN infrastructure. The purpose of a fixed wireless link is to enable data communications between the two sites or buildings. Fixed wireless data (FWD) links are often a cost-effective alternative to leasing fiber or installing cables between the buildings.

The point-to point signal transmissions occur through the air over a terrestrial microwave platform rather than through copper or optical fiber; therefore, fixed wireless does not require satellite feeds or local cellular or telephone service. The advantages of fixed wireless include the ability to connect with users in remote areas without the need for laying new cables and the capacity for broad bandwidth that is not impeded by fiber or cable capacities. Fixed wireless devices usually derives their electrical power from the public utility mains, unlike mobile wireless or portable wireless devices which tend to be battery powered.