To my utter surprise I learned about a very intriguing new form of Mobile High Speed Internet service today. Imagine driving around town and being able to have High Speed Internet Service no matter where you find yourself. The practical benefits are staggering.
In my hometown of Tyler, Texas I can count the free WiFi locations on one hand and yes they are great when you are near enough to use them, but who wants to ride around town in a predetermined pattern so that you can get WIFI connection? That’s not mobile that’s “Spotty Internet” at best and is really limiting to say the least. However, if you could have High Speed Internet everywhere you were, or everywhere you knew you were going to be, that would be something that would be extremely worthwhile.
We all know that with High Speed Internet we can pretty much control every aspect of our daily lives, from paying bills, renting movies, scheduling appointments, making telephone calls — Basically all the things that you normally are limited to doing while at your home or office. In our fast paced lives access to a reliable Mobile High Speed Internet is something that is becoming more and more important every single day and WiFi is taking us all the way and in an affordable way.
This new local Mobile High Speed WiFi caught my attention immediately, for one thing it is plug_and_play — I said that correctly, no big dish, no big antenna and no cable line and not software to install. To my understanding you plug in a special modem/receiver and you have High Speed Internet on the go as long as it is in their coverage area. This of course is very similar to Internet Service via Cellular Internet Service except where you have to pay around $120 or more per month under limited access plans with cellular services. With this new Mobile High Speed Internet Service the rates start at just $29.95 per month. Compare that small cost to a $75 a month cell phone bill and then an additional $120 bucks for Mobile Cellular Internet Service — that’s around $200 bucks per month!
I got really excited when I realized that laptops pretty much go anywhere you go now days. With VOIP, which you can still get FREE believe it or not; I could dispense with my cell phone bill and still have the flexibility of an ear piece for my telephone conversation and be paying less for mobile telephone as well as Mobile High Speed Internet than I would be just pay a cell phone alone bill. Yeah, it would take some time to adjust to it, but the benefits for change are clearly evident.
I run a business that has remote monitoring capabilities. I know what is being sold, what is left in inventor and more importantly when I need to restock. It would be ideal to have Mobile High Speed WiFi service available 100% of the time as I drive around performing my normal daily tasks. I’d be better able to stay on top of my business, that’s for sure.
Here is the problem. The service is limited to the reach of the towers of the WiFi network can reach — same as cellular phones. It looks like it’s about a 30 mile area from the map displayed on the company’s website. That is great for Longview, Texas, which is about a 20 minute drive from my home town of Tyler, Texas, but of course this service isn’t available in my area yet.
What a bummer!
The Company name is Clearwire and was founded by telecom pioneer Craig McCaw in October 2003, The company is headquartered in Kirkland, Washington, but they have nine locations in Texas right now and there also multiple locations in 14 other states. Don’t know if the company is incorporated, but it would make an interesting stock to keep tabs on. Go to clearwire.com and see if this next age of Mobile High Speed Internet is available in your area. If not, wait for it. This promises to be the rage. I expect that cellular Internet Service will begin to drop dramatically as this new Mobile WiFI begins to spread.