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What is 5G and 3 Biggest Unknowns

Posted by MHO Networks on Aug 13, 2018 9:55:00 AM

Near the end of 2017, the wireless industry collectively developed the first official 5G “5th generation” standard. How users of 5G will benefit remains to be seen, but the promised leap of technology with 5G networking looks to be a certain game-changer. AT&T plans to launch mobile 5G networking in the US this year, Verizon says it will launch home technology for users of 5G, and both T-Mobile and Sprint say that they're launching 5G phones early next year.

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Topics: 5G, Internet Services

We're Unlike Any Other...Get to Know MHO!

Posted by MHO Networks on Aug 6, 2018 9:38:00 AM

Ever wonder how MHO is different from other fixed-wireless providers? Get to know us through this infographic and see how we can help you and your business thrive.

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Topics: Fixed Wireless, Business Internet, Low Latency, Internet Services, Redundancy, Dedicated Internet, Point-to-Point Fixed Wireless, Infographic, Metro Ethernet

Is the Internet that Important for the Internet of Things?

Posted by MHO Networks on Jul 10, 2018 9:56:31 AM

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a host of physical devices around the world that collect and share data across the internet. The rise of wireless networks and cheap data processors makes it possible to turn anything into part of the IoT. This adds a certain level of digital intelligence to devices that enable them to communicate without human involvement, effectively merging the physical and digital worlds. In doing so, however, we have created a new concern for IoT internet requirements .

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Topics: Fixed Wireless, IoT (Internet of Things), Internet Services

How Fixed Wireless Internet Redundancy Helps Keep and Attract Tenants for Properties

Posted by MHO Networks on Jun 13, 2018 10:18:00 AM

Many commercial multi-tenant buildings, hotels, multi-dwelling apartment buildings, don’t have sufficient internet for their tenants. Or, they may allow their tenants to purchase their own connections. The result is multiple suppliers needing access and a host of connections running throughout the building.

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Topics: Fixed Wireless, Low Latency, Internet Services, Multi-Tenant Internet, Redundancy, Dedicated Internet, Point-to-Point Fixed Wireless

How to Pick the Right Hardware for Your Internet Connection

Posted by Kevin Schwickrath on Jan 15, 2018 6:00:00 AM

When it comes to selecting hardware for your enterprise's internet connection, it's easy to go with the off-the-shelf options. After all, they are easy to find at your local Best Buy, not that expensive, and will probably get the job done, right? Not so fast.

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Topics: Internet Connection, Internet Services, Hardware

Internet Service Won't be the Same as SD-WAN Evolves

Posted by MHO Networks on Dec 18, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Shopping for internet service can be one of the most thankless and exhausting of chores there is. With options limited by geography, such a project often becomes one of shopping for the best among what's actually possible, not what's actually best. Even with this massive issue afoot, there's an even bigger dilemma to come, and this time, the ISPs might be just as hard-hit as their customers. More specifically, it's SD-WAN's steady growth, and its ability to accommodate multiple service providers at once.

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Topics: SD-WAN, Business Internet, Internet Services

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