Remote Communities–Stimulate Rural Community Development
In the 21st century, universal access to the Internet is as important as rail line, telephone service, and electricity were in the 20th century. Citizens of remote communities—especially business people—need broadband Internet to thrive and compete. While it may be several years before high-speed landlines find their way to some communities, community development has become a priority for this presidential administration and now there is stimulus funding available to bring wireless PTMP (point-to-multipoint) to remote areas. Learn more.
How Broadband Internet Plus Wireless Can Work for Your Area
Since 2001, Skycasters has played a role in community development, designing custom broadband Internet solutions for remote communities that have been traditionally underserved.
We do the work for you We help determine the best location for your hub, install the equipment, and help set up all of the electronics. We also handle all billing and credit card transactions with the end user. Turnkey Solution.
Essential Services get access Remote communities receive access credits that can be used by police, fire, EMS or government offices.
Maintenance Escrow. Nobody likes surprises, especially when they put a strain on already tight budgets. Our maintenance program protects your community by setting aside funds for a rainy day. Maintenance Program.
Full interoperability. Skycasters’ wireless solution is fully compatible with distribution architecture in remote communities. It works well with fixed (wired) networks as well as wireless. Our hybrid WiMAX solution can cover over 25 square miles and we’ll even help you design it. WiMAX Community.
100% Recyclability. When and if fiber comes to your town, your PTMP infrastructure will be 100% reusable, with Skycasters satellite remaining on site as a backup. It’s obsolescence protection, and it’s only from Skycasters. Obsolescence Protection.
Easy and safe. Users will be taken to a secure login and payment page, customized for your community. It only takes a minute to sign up and no special software is required. Secure PTMP.
Customized for your community. Choose the rate plans offered, as well as the access and maintenance credits you will receive. You can even provide pre-paid cards to disadvantaged community members and apply for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding to subsidize the costs. Customized Solution.
Rural development. Our community programs come with a free community news web site that your local newspaper could manage, with free unlimited access for all citizens. Consider letting your local phone company run a VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) PBX, and the local video rental store co-locate a Video-on-Demand server. Quality Value Service.
Backed 24/7 by Skycasters We’re here around the clock to answer your questions from our Akron, Ohio network operations center. Quality Value Service.