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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.


Tennessee Wireless signs 10 year contract with the Town of Centerville

Meeting with Centerville Mayor Bob Bohn

 

Tennessee Wireless will post its wireless data radios on six Centerville water towers and the roof of the golf course club-house, under a lease approved by the Board of Aldermen on November 13.

The Centerville company already operates a wireless system in several locations, including the water tower on Grinders Switch Road. The new water tower locations are: Columbia Avenue, Water Tower Road, Mobley Ridge and Nine Mile Road, and on Highway 100 West near Freeman Wood Products, in Centerville and Plesantville.

Paul Vaughn, Tennessee Wireless’s President, said it may take a year to erect all the wireless boxes. Work will begin at the golf course, in the Skyview Drive area, and he expects the unit near Freeman, serving the Brushy area, to be next.

“We may not use all of them,” Vaughn said. “We’ve got to grow in a sustained model.”

Interested residents can make request for service via a form that is accessible at www.tennwireless.com.

Vaughn said Tennessee Wireless recently completed a fiber upgrade, and purchased Orb Wireless of Lobelville. That step helps establish a long-term goal: developing a loop that includes Linden and Lobelville, so the service “can have a complete circle.”

The company’s 10-year lease with the Town of Centerville specifies that Tennessee Wireless will pay the town $50 per month per radio for the first six months, then $100 a month after that; and, after the first year, another $50 per month if more than two radios are placed in service at any one of the locations.

Tennessee Wireless expanding through agreement with town – Brad Martin – HIckman County Times


Tennessee Wireless Expands to Lobelville, TN

Tennessee Wireless is pleased to announce the purchase of OrbWireless in Lobelville, TN. Orbwireless has been serving the Lobelville community for several years and we are happy to incorporate them into the Tennessee Wireless network.

Over the coming Months we expect to upgrade and expand the network in Lobelville to serve more of the town’s residence with faster speeds and more reliable service.

For more information about service at your home or business in Lobelville, please contact usLobleville.


Totty’s Lumber Company Service Tower

We are pleased to announce High Speed Internet Service is available north of downtown, in what has previously been a broadband dead zone.

Totty’s Lumber Company worked with us to install a service tower at the lumber yard and we are now able to cover a significant number of homes that previously had no broadband Internet service available to them.

This tower will have an immediate range of about 3 miles with good line of site and the potential to serve well situated houses at a much further distance.  This means that any house or business on Highway 100 between the Sonic and the Fairfield area should give us a call if they are interested in high speed broadband Internet service.  Look for an updated service map coming soon.

In addition to providing a much larger service area, we will be able to add higher speed packages in the near future as well.  Keep an eye on the blog for more information regarding speed packages

Be sure to stop in at Totty’s and tell them thank you for their contribution in bringing Air Fiber to Hickman County!


Fiber Backbone Installed and Operational

Tennessee Wireless is pleased to announce that our first fiber link to the World Wide Web has been installed and is fully operational.

All Tennessee Wireless customers are now enjoying the added benefits of a high quality fiber internet connection that is beamed directly to their home or office via advanced wireless technology.

Interested in high quality fiber internet, with no download limits and no long term contracts?  Check out how to Get Started.


High-Speed Internet Service now Available in Grinder’s Switch Community

Tennessee Wireless is pleased to offer High Speed Internet access to the Grinder’s Switch area.  Our network technicians invested the better part of this year building a first class network infrastructure and testing our network capacity and we are excited to announce the launch of our first service area!  If you live within a few miles of the Agricultural Center, this announcement is for you!

The detailed service area and future areas identified for expansion are highlighted on the service map below.   The current service area is highlighted in green and future expansion areas are shown in yellow.

If you live in or near the coverage area we may be able to serve your house with high-speed Internet access, that is not based on antiquated satellite technology.  To move your web experience into the 21st century and experience the web beyond the limits of a satellite, register here.  A service technician will respond to your request and contact you for a pre-installation consultation and may schedule an installation at your convenience.  If you have other questions please contact us here or by phone at 931.994-6899.


Internet WiFi HotSpot Available

Tennessee Wireless has launched it’s first Wifi HotSpot in time for the 4th of July celebration! You may have noticed the TW_HotSpot stickers around the town square.

To log on point your WiFi connection to our SSID; TW_HotSpot and follow the directions to create your account.

The prices start at $.99 for 1 hour, $2.99 for half day, and $4.99 for a full day.