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New Business Class Service in Centerville – 100 Mbps

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Tennessee Wireless announced its expanded business class service today that covers the downtown Centerville square and surrounding area.  Tennessee Wireless has long been the provider of choice for many Middle Tennessee Businesses.  Today the same great service business owners have come to expect from Tennessee Wireless became even faster.  With the deployment of next generation technology available speeds will increase by 500% over the current speeds.  Packages are now available up to 100 Mbps!  The fastest Internet in Hickman County.

Speed is only the beginning for great business service.  Each Business receives the following from the Tennessee Wireless partnership.

Commercial packages include the following:

  • Dedicated Internet Access (DIA)
  • Symmetrical Bandwidth (The speed is the same on the upload and the download)
  • Commercial Hosted PBX and Unified Communication Phone Platform.
  • Free installation of credit card processing equipment and pre-qualified merchant account.
  • Bandwidth up to 100 Mbps
  • No Throttled Speed
  • No Data Caps – Unlimited Use
  • Standard Tennessee Wireless Commercial Service Level Agreement (SLA)
  • Minimum of 3 hours of Battery backup (more available as needed)
  • Dedicated enterprise capacity router
  • Secure VLAN with dedicated public IP address (as needed)
  • Security and monitoring – Tennessee Wireless offers two levels of monitoring. Basic monitoring services are included in the service and covers the router and the Internet connection.  Advanced monitoring of all devices connected to the Tennessee Wireless equipment can be added.
  • Local Loop Installation is determined by the package option selected.
  • Customer friendly On-line account portal.
  • Electronic Billing.

Call today for a free technical consultation.  (931) 729-4090

 


Business Voice Service

We understand how critical phones are to your business… and we treat them that way. Controlling costs without sacrificing quality is our goal. Tennessee Wireless offers Hosted PBX, Mobility, and Trunk Lines.  Tennessee Wireless Business Communication uses Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP). If you have a good quality Internet connection, you can use VoIP.  Why would anyone pay extra for phone service when a good Internet connection already connects you to every business in the world?

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Features

  • Unlimited local and long distance calling in the contiguous USA
  • Caller ID
  • Voicemail with email notification and attachment
  • Call Forwarding
  • Enhanced 911
  • Keep your phone number (in most cases) or get a new one
  • Professional Installation

Monthly Pricing

  • Residential VOIP (with Tennessee Wireless Internet service) – $24.95
  • Residential VOIP (without Tennessee Wireless Internet service) – $29.95
  • Business VOIP (per line) – $35.00
  • Custom enterprise VoIP solutions, including Hosted PBX Solutions – contact us for a quote.

Tennessee Wireless offers industry leading hosted phone solutions through a certified Broadsoft Technology relationship.Broadsoft


WeBoost Cellular Signal – Commercial Solutions

Don’t continue to be plagued by dropped calls and poor connections.  There are solutions available that will take that frustration out of your life.

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The signal when the Tennessee Wireless Team showed up on site.

Our team of trained professional will come to your site and perform a technical survey and help you choose the booster that will work for you.  The system will be professionally installed and your phone will work like it is supposed to.

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After Tennessee Wireless Installed WeBoost!

Any questions?

Call (931) 729-4090 and remove cell signal fatigue from your life.


The FCC’s order opens the door for financial instability and corruption

So say the 11 states who filed a friend of the court brief on behalf of Tennessee and North Carolina in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.  This action by the states was highlighted in an article on mediapost.com posted yesterday and reinforced by a study conducted by Phoenix Center’s Chief Economist Dr. George S. Ford referenced Wednesday on Forbes.com regarding the same topic.  First from the mediapost.com article.

Officials from 11 states are siding with North Carolina and Tennessee in their battle with the Federal Communications Commission about limits on muni-broadband networks.

The states are asking the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate a recent FCC order that invalidated limits on muni-broadband in North Carolina and Tennessee….

“The FCC’s broad preemption of state municipal broadband regulation eliminates states’ control over their own subdivisions and frustrates state efforts to increase access to broadband,” the group of states argues in a friend-of-the-court brief filed recently with the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.

The states contend that laws restricting muni-broadband offer “important checks on abuse and mismanagement.”

“The FCC’s order prevents states from governing their own instrumentalities, broadly usurps power without authority, and opens the door for financial instability and corruption,” they argue. The states signing the friend-of-the-court brief are Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina, Utah, and West Virginia.

 
See the full article here:

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/259559/alabama-michigan-and-other-states-argue-for-right.html

Secondly, the Forbes articles details a 2014 report that finds that Government Owned Networks (GONs) are not good for the consumer and in fact most of the time have higher initial costs as well as a longer term tax burden that everyone pays even if they use a private company for internet service.

The most oft-repeated myth about GONs is that they improve outcomes for consumers.

This myth persists despite the fact that studies show these systems don’t offer better prices. Indeed, in 2014 Phoenix Center Chief Economist Dr. George S. Ford examined whether municipal wireline broadband service providers offered better triple play prices (the combo package of broadband, video and phone) than privately-owned broadband service providers. Dr. Ford concluded, “The evidence suggests that the government’s provision of broadband services does not lead to lower prices. While municipal entry may serve valid purposes, lower prices do not appear to be one of them.”

While technology is changing so fast, government works at glacier speeds, and their operations are typically bureaucratic, inefficient and costly. That cost often translates into higher price and lower consumer demand for municipally-provided broadband services.  In fact, a quick review of dozens of municipal broadband ventures shows a very long list of bankruptcies and ventures that lead to higher consumer cost and taxpayer burden.  But, governments don’t go out of business, they simply push their losses to consumers and taxpayers.

Read more here:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevepociask/2015/10/01/government-broadband-monopolies-bad-for-consumers/


Tennessee Wireless Commercial Services Case Study

Need help making technical decisions for your Business?  Business Service is what we do best!  We want to see the local businesses thrive in the rural communities of Middle Tennessee.  That is what sets us apart from the large national providers.  We support our local businesses and offer solid technical advice that will help your business succeed.  Technology should add value to your business not take away revenue.

Here is a quick case example of how we helped one business client.

The new client is a single location with two operating businesses: a fuel station and sandwich shop. The previous internet service provider required two satellite dishes to serve both sides of the business.

When a business requires a secure reliable internet service to process credit card payments, it cannot run the risk of having a weather related outage, excessively high latency, or limited upload speeds.  All of these limitations can cause payments to fail resulting in frustrated customers, stressed clerks, and lost revenue.

While the next generation of satellite service did much to compress the download and give the appearance of faster speed, it is still a very high latency solution with a very minimal upload. In addition, because of the high frequency and distance of the radio connection, it will always be impacted by the weather.

The customer called Tennessee Wireless for help.

When they technicians arrived onsite they performed the following speed test to check the current connection.

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Fortunately, the client was located within the Tennessee Wireless service area near the Hurricane Mills’ Access Point. The technicians were able to install this customer on a new business class service.  Tennessee Wireless is a local company who understands how good network engineering benefits our clients’ business.  As such, we were able to provide expert advice on what equipment was needed and how it should be configured to maximize the performance and reliability of both the internal customer network and the connection to the internet.

The technicians were able to install a single radio to serve both locations and provide 24/7 network monitoring at a lower price.  The total performance available at the site is shown below.

The results to the customer is a network that provides more speed that keeps the connection from dragging down when processing the client credit card orders, less latency that provides a better surfing experience, and a monitored reliable connection that does not cut out due to bad weather, making the network available when it is needed.

If you have network performance or internet needs, call Tennessee Wireless today at (931) 729-4090 or click the Contact Us link above.

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Tennessee Wireless opposes reclassification of Internet Service

Centerville, TN (November 13th 2013) – Tennessee Wireless, a local Middle Tennessee provider of broadband Internet Service, believes that president Obama’s push to reclassify Broadband Internet as a utility is a mistake and that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should not reclassify consumer broadband service as a utility under Title II of the Communications Act.

As a local provider of High Speed Internet services, Tennessee Wireless, supports a free and open Internet without subjecting small businesses to a regulatory model that is inadequate for its original charter and that would impose unnecessary burdens and restrictions on the thousands of small Internet Service Providers (ISP) who serve our rural communities.

Tennessee Wireless further agrees with the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association’s (WISPA) statement “that common carrier regulation of the Internet would place undue harm on small Internet Service Provider (ISP) businesses that economically and rapidly extend broadband service to areas that currently have it today. Title II would increase compliance costs, increase regulatory risks and deter investments for small ISPs, contrary to the Congress’ intent when it adopted Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act in 1996.”

“You get more of what you reward and less of what you punish,” according to Paul Vaughn the President of Tennessee Wireless.  “If the FCC wishes to continue the growth of Internet service availability in the rural communities of our nation then it needs to truly value the entrepreneurial effort that it takes to provide that service.  They need to recognize that while the large price cap carries have refused their CAF funds to serve these areas, it is the entrepreneurial can do spirit of the small provider and private equity that is stepping up to provide this needed service.  If the FCC is serious about truly connecting the nation, then it will act in the best interest of all service providers and protect the rural communities and their local providers by keeping the unnecessary burden Title II classification in the phone closet.”

About Tennessee Wireless

Tennessee Wireless is a Middle Tennessee technology company that provides commercial and residential fixed wireless Internet service on a network that spans 175 square miles and covers a population of over 7,000.  In addition to their local network, Tennessee Wireless provides managed network services, phone, and Fiber and Satellite Internet Service nationwide.  For more information, visit www.tennesseewireless.com.