Wireless internet connects a home or business to the internet using a radio link in unlicensed spectrum between the customer’s location and the service provider’s facility. Wireless technologies use longer range directional equipment to provide high speed internet service in rural or sparsely populated areas where DSL service is unavailable. An external antenna is required.
ICTC has wireless facilities as follows:
- Wheatland - Access point to the northwest, north east, and south
- Tower City – Access points to the northwest, west, and southwest
- Rogers – Access points to the northwest, west, southwest, east, and southeast
These access points allow ICTC to reach customers with a clear line of site (LOS) to their location. Trees or obstructions can and do interfere with the signal and must be taken into consideration. ICTC will typically conduct a site survey and test for signal strength prior to installation. The range for a broadband connection from one of these access points can be up to 20 miles.
ICTC provides the subscriber module, surge suppressor, and power supply to the customer. ICTC maintains ownership of this equipment. The customer must have an Ethernet port (RJ45) available on their computer, the use of a router is highly encouraged, but not required if connecting a single computer.
ICTC offers our wireless internet service at the same price as our DSL internet service and up to 3 Meg of bandwidth. A 2 year commitment is required.