What Are Realistic Broadband Alternatives For Slow Or No Broadband?
Although almost all telephone exchanges in the UK already have broadband connections (or ADSL), there is still a place where the exchange distance makes it impossible to make a fast Internet connection (often called the “last mile problem”). If broadband (tm unifi) is available, the distance to the switch may mean a speed limit of 256 kbps or similar. Many broadband providers will tell you that there are no other options. This is not true.
Although the problem did not disappear before the connection between the switch and the user was fiber, there are several options available anywhere in the UK to provide broadband Internet access regardless of the current location. . The options depend on many factors, including the terrain, and professionals often need to conduct on-site investigations to determine the best method for their situation.
With all of the following solutions, once you have a broadband (tm unifi) connection on your site, you can simply join the rest of your website using your local network (fixed-line, wireless or media combination).
Wireless broadband extension
This should always be the first choice for performance and accessibility. By using a high-speed 5 Ghz radio, remote sites can be directly connected to locations that provide fast broadband without sacrificing performance. The distance can be up to 12 miles, but this depends on the terrain, the ground height of the two locations and the installation height of the radio. Typically, ceiling height equipment is used for distances less than 5 miles, but this is sufficient to provide a link of 8 Mbps or higher in most cases. The radio itself is no bigger than the dishes of the sky, and it is very cautious.
Usually, if the broadband cannot be extended by radio due to ground restrictions, the second option. 3G coverage is increasing every day at speeds up to 7.2 Mbps. Performance is not as good as terrestrial broadband; mainly because it is particularly susceptible to the simultaneous use of other users. Bandwidth and/or usage management is often required because most 3G service providers have very limited limits and may incur additional costs if they exceed the limit.
Usually, the third option is due to terrain limitations, and broadband extension via radio or 3G is not feasible. Due to the distance between the satellite and the Earth, the cost of service is not only extended wireless broadband (tm unifi) but also inferior to terrestrial broadband (ADSL). This results in a delay of approximately 1 second between sending the request and receiving the data. You will see this as you browse, and you will see a short pause before loading the page. The speed at which data is “sent” to the user (and therefore the page load speed after the initial delay) is equivalent to the speed of the broadband, which makes it a better switch than access. The real benefit is that it can be supplied anywhere in the UK, and in general it is not as expensive as a leased line.
This is often the most expensive broadband alternative, but performance is far superior to broadband (tm unifi) satellite or ADSL and provides guaranteed quality of service. It is often used when performance and guaranteed services far outweigh costs. Very high speeds can be achieved, but the cost can often exceed £10,000, so the business sector or a reasonably sized community usually does not increase costs.
If you need help making a decision, CBR Networks will be happy to assist you. We provide consulting services for fully integrated solutions
Why use a CBR network?
With the experience of the British Army, we have become an expert in providing services in the world’s harshest environments. In fact, our expansion of radio broadband is directly derived from our experience in the military, where distributing data networks on our website is our “bread and butter”.