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How Businesses Are Addressing Last Mile Problems

Posted by MHO Networks on Feb 20, 2019 9:28:00 AM

The terms “last mile” and “local loop” are likely familiar to anyone who provides or utilizes network connectivity. The last mile, also referred to as “local loop,” is the actual, physical connection between the Internet Service Provider’s core network to the end user’s building.

Because of issues encountered at this stage of a connection, it's often referred to as the “last-mile problem.” Historically, last-mile connections have been affected by a number of technological issues for end users and are associated with distinctly high costs.

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Topics: Business Internet, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Last Mile, Local Loop

Business Internet Alternatives

Posted by MHO Networks on Feb 12, 2019 9:03:00 AM

For many businesses, a fiber Internet connection provides a fast and reliable service. Fiber–optic Internet technology is capable of achieving incredible speeds far faster than DSL or satellite by transporting data in the form of light signals through wire made from tiny, transparent glass fibers that are about the diameter of a human hair. Fiber is among the top Internet alternatives, but it isn’t always available in many areas.

Before fiber can come to your building, much has to happen. This is a costly and time-consuming process, and you can expect those high costs of installation to be passed on to you. Add to that the cost of installing the necessary equipment in your building.

What are some Internet alternatives to a fiber connection? What are the pros and cons of each? Let’s take a look at the top three choices that are currently available: satellite, cable, and fixed wireless.

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Topics: Fixed Wireless, Business Internet, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Dedicated Internet, Point-to-Point Fixed Wireless

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Posted by MHO Networks on Feb 5, 2019 10:38:00 AM

A Deeper Look Into Why Your Tenants Do or Don’t Stick Around

While tenant retention strategies abound, it is also a good idea to look at some of the top reasons sales representatives heard when a business tenant moves out. It’s often a number of factors that combine to cause the decision to leave. Here are the most common.

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Topics: Internet Service Provider (ISP), Internet Connection, Multi-Tenant Internet, Property Manager

Good, Fast, or Cheap Internet?

Posted by MHO Networks on Jan 16, 2019 10:38:00 AM

When looking for an internet connection, what are the most important factors for your business?  As the saying goes, "You can't have your cake and eat it too."

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Topics: Network, Internet Access, Business Internet, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Internet Connection, Infographic

What causes Internet Outages?

Posted by MHO Networks on Dec 18, 2018 10:28:00 AM

Who ever thought that such a major portion of our lives could be disrupted by such small variables? Most of the world depends on the Internet for essential communications. And yet this global configuration is affected by Internet outage causes that range from complex to mundane.

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Topics: Business Internet, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Internet Connection, IT Manager

Getting What You Pay for with a Business ISP

Posted by MHO Networks on Nov 28, 2018 10:38:00 AM

Internet service is viewed as a basic utility now in most circles, much like water, sewer, and electricity. Few homes and businesses can do without it. Your current ISP enjoys a huge field of business because of the Internet’s popularity. In fact, there is an ongoing movement that believes Internet access is not just another commodity, but a basic human right.

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Topics: Business Internet, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Internet Connection, Internet Services

How Much Do We Use the Internet Everyday?

Posted by MHO Networks on Nov 21, 2018 10:38:00 AM
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Topics: Connectivity, Communications, Internet Services, Financial Institutions, Infographic

Communication Tools for a More Efficient Business

Posted by MHO Networks on Nov 14, 2018 10:38:00 AM

Remember when every form of communication had a personal touch? The primary communication tools of business were the telephone (a landline) and the United States Postal Service. Estimates and receipts were handwritten and given with a smile from a person across the counter. Face to face interaction was common and essential .

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Topics: Communications, Business Tools

What's the Best Internet Solution for Your Company? [Infographic]

Posted by MHO Networks on Nov 7, 2018 10:38:00 AM

Deciding which Internet option is best for you company can be challenging. Take a look at this decision tree to help you find out which solution is best for you.

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What is the Difference Between Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint Fixed Wireless?

Posted by MHO Networks on Oct 30, 2018 11:18:00 AM

When choosing internet over fixed wireless technology, there are two technical options that typically exist:

-Point-to-point microwave or
Point-to-multipoint microwave

While this is often listed in the technical specs, what is the buyer actually deciding on - what are they gaining or losing when selecting either option?

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Topics: Fixed Wireless, Point-to-Point Microwave, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Internet Connection, Point-to-Point Fixed Wireless, FCC Licensed