Is Internet a "You can't do it right, unless you do it yourself" situation?
Better, faster Internet is a hot commodity today. Most Americans can't live without it, but find themselves in a situation where their service is limited. The FCC's 2015 Broadband Progress Report states that 55 million Americans (17% of the population) lack access to its updated broadband benchmark speeds which were set at 25 megabits per second (Mbps) for downloads and 3 Mbps for uploads.
The report also states:
While significant progress in broadband deployment has been made, due in part to the Commission’s action to support broadband through its Universal Service programs, these advances are not occurring broadly enough or quickly enough.
Even the folks who have access to the benchmark speeds struggle to find value with the Internet that is being provided to them by the big ISPs.
Edward Wyatt, with the New York Times, reports:
The United States, the country that invented the Internet, is falling dangerously behind in offering high-speed, affordable broadband service to businesses and consumers, according to technology experts and an array of recent studies.
Whether its geography, demographics, income, or a lack of options, Americans need a solution to keep up with the need for high-speed Internet.
Which is where Community Fiber comes in.
Gizmodo explains, "Why You Should Set Up Your Own Community Fiber Network", but admits that the concept is a struggle for some:
Around the country, local communities are taking charge of their own destiny, and supporting community fiber.
Unfortunately, those communities face a number of barriers, from simple bureaucracy to state laws that impede a community's ability to make its own decisions about how to improve its Internet access.
And, with recent news about ISPs' inability to deliver on their own promises, it's easy to get discouraged.
But, what if there was a solution to Community Fiber, taking this whole idea of setting up your own network even further? What if an individual property, building, subdivision, or complex could own its own network? Wouldn't that eliminate all of the problems outlined above?
Well, there's good news. This is possible.
Elauwit is an Internet Service Provider that has been setting up hyper-local fiber network for years. Most of our clients own their own networks', in fact. It's a concept that really originated with the "all-inclusive" Student Housing market and is slowly spreading into other Multi-family (MDU) sectors.
If your residents are unhappy with the limited options, lack of service, or just plain bad service of traditional Internet providers, consider setting up your own with our help.
It gets better: In addition to avoiding the political and governmental challenges, property owners could even earn a bit of ROI. Really.
So, give us a call to see how we could make this possible for your property. 800.948.5874 or firstname.lastname@example.org.