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Fiber Buyer Beware!

Posted by MHO Networks on Sep 12, 2018 1:54:38 PM

Speed. Mention internet connections and speed is the first, usually the only, thing a customer asks about. And, in today’s digital climate, fiber is the de facto medium for fast internet speeds. A fiber optic internet connection is the ultimate in speed and reliability for today’s enterprise environment.

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Topics: Fiber, Internet Access, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Internet Connection, Internet Services

Is the Internet a commodity?

Posted by MHO Networks on Sep 6, 2018 9:48:00 AM

Is the Internet a commodity or a basic human right? In early 2015, in his State of the Union Address, President Obama stated, “I intend to protect a free and open Internet, extend its reach to every classroom, and every community, and help folks build the fastest network.”

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

What Does it Mean to have or get a FCC Licensed Radio?

Posted by MHO Networks on Aug 24, 2018 10:58:00 AM

When or why would anyone want an FCC license? And if your interest is in fixed wireless internet solutions, should you be interested? After all, fixed wireless is transmitted across the airwaves, so it makes sense that the FCC would somehow be involved. And, if you are investigating fixed wireless solutions, FCC licensing is part of the overall mix.

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

What Questions Should You Ask Before Committing to an Internet Service Provider?

Posted by MHO Networks on Aug 20, 2018 9:38:00 AM

Different businesses have varying internet service needs to carry out their work. Some need an always-on, high-speed connection that can carry huge amounts of data. Others need a readily available, stable connection through which to carry out transactions. Once you have decided on the internet service requirements for your business, there are still some important questions to ask before committing to an internet service provider (ISP).

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Topics: Fixed Wireless, Business Internet, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Internet Connection

Who's Really Calling the Shots?: The Psychology Behind Connectivity Decisions in the Enterprise

Posted by MHO Networks on Aug 16, 2018 9:38:00 AM

While we all like to think we’re completely in charge of our decisions, most of us are far more susceptible to psychological influences than we realize. This isn’t only the case in our personal lives. At work too, many of the decisions we make are largely determined by forces we’re simply unaware of.

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Topics: Business Internet, Connectivity, microwave transmission, Internet Service Provider (ISP), enterprise, Internet Services

Newly Developed Areas: How Large Companies are Moving & Gaining Connectivity

Posted by Olivia Phan on Aug 9, 2018 10:21:00 AM
On the cusp of a complete physical relocation? You likely have a lot of concerns about keeping your data secure and your servers online during the transition.  Office relocations are disruptive for businesses of any size, especially considering the staggering number of operations that now occur online. If your phones, internet conne ction, and/or data lines aren’t all up and running by the time you make your big move, your business could suffer significantly.
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Topics: Fixed Wireless, High Speed Internet, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Low Latency, Redundancy, Dedicated Internet, Point-to-Point Fixed Wireless, Metro Ethernet

Factors and Considerations Installing Fixed Wireless and Fiber Internet

Posted by MHO Networks on Jul 31, 2018 9:42:11 AM

No matter your particular industry, healthcare, hospitality, financial, government, multi-tenant commercial buildings, education, and more, internet access is crucial. With all the options available, it can, however, be difficult to decide what form of internet access is best for your organization. What are the advantages of fiber internet? Of fixed wireless internet? In the past, the high-end default option was fiber. Now, installing fixed wireless internet should be given a closer look. 

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Topics: Cloud, High Speed Internet, Business Internet, Connectivity, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Low Latency, Multi-Tenant Internet, Dedicated Internet, Financial Institutions, Healthcare Providers

Meeting the Vital Connection: What Internet Providers Should Do for You

Posted by MHO Networks on Dec 6, 2017 10:26:33 AM

Your internet connection is one of the most vital business decisions you can make. There's just no two ways about it; from video conferences to emails to research to even a cute cat video break, you need the right kind of internet connection. Getting the most out of internet providers, therefore, becomes crucial to overall operations. But what should you be looking for?

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Topics: Bandwidth, Downtime, Security, Internet Service Provider (ISP)

The Questions Buyers Should Ask When Purchasing High Speed Internet

Posted by Michael Kriech on Sep 15, 2017 6:00:00 AM
Not all internet bandwidth is created equally, and there are some key questions decision-makers should ask when selecting an internet service for their businesses.
Besides "How much will the internet service cost?" what do IT buyers really look at when considering internet service for their businesses? Are they asking enough of the right questions? I'm sure many of them are, but decision-makers can often leave a few issues unaddressed, or aren't aware of the "gotchas" they should examine.   

It seems many decision-makers take into account the more obvious qualifiers such as:
  • What provider can deliver service
  • The reputation of the provider
  • If they have any previous experience with the provider
  • Feedback from peers on a particular provider
  • Cost
However, there are several qualifiers that should also be at play in a decision-maker's mind that are just as important, if not more important, than the above. When thinking what to ask about internet, a good place to start is knowing, "how important is the internet to my business?"

Who Validated Service Can be Delivered?  The role of the person who tells you the service is available for your business is important. It's fine if your sales team has made that claim, but it makes sense to find out how they know. For example, has the carrier's finance and engineering teams reviewed and approved all aspects of your fiber build? Also, have those teams verified your service will be installed on time? Before signing an agreement, protect yourself by asking for validation. It really shouldn't take more than a couple of days to get this information if the carrier has already gone through their internal approval process.   

Quote accuracy . Some -- usually larger -- carriers provide you a quote for services. Once they've got your signature and have turned in the order, they come back with a different price saying they missed some pieces that you need to pay for. Again, validate in writing that what you are signing for is final and approved.   

What does my install fee get me? Do you know how far the install fee gets the fiber into your building? Does the fee include extending fiber all the way into the building? Some providers only deliver to just right outside the building, and it's up to the customer to pay for conduit and other expenses to bring fiber from the street to building. These unexpected charges can be significant and potentially delay the install.

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Topics: Cable Companies, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Internet Services

Fixed Wireless: What You Need To Know

Posted by MHO Networks on Jun 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Fixed wireless is a kind of Internet service that is accomplished with radio signals. It offers many of the same things wired broadband offers -- without the need to run cable. There are many reasons to use fixed wireless service. If you're considering utilizing it for your business, there are a few things you need to know.

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Topics: Network, Fixed Wireless, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Internet Connection, Infographic