High-Speed Internet - How it Works

High-Speed Internet

So how is Bluespan able to provide better quality and faster internet to its users?

Simple. It's because we use a completely different system than other internet providers. It's called fixed wireless.

Fixed wireless uses two fixed locations - your location and the location of one of our towers - to provide your high speed internet service. This offers lots of advantages, especially for people who have traditionally had trouble receiving a good internet connection.

To understand how this makes your service better, it's best to compare fixed wireless with other methods of internet connection available.


DSL uses the copper wires that are already in your home phone lines to deliver your wireless service.

Sounds like a great idea because everyone already has phone lines. The only problem is that the quality of DSL depends on how close you are to the provider's central office. If you're close to the provider's office, congratulations! Your internet will likely work just fine.

If you don't live close to your provider, the quality of your connection will degrade over that distance. Of course, you'll still pay the same amount.


Like DSL, cable internet uses some of the same hardware that might already be in your home - your television cable connection.

Unlike DSL, your cable connection does not degrade with distance. Hooray! But there's a different problem now: you share your cable connection with your neighbors and businesses in your area. If you use cable internet, you might have noticed that your internet slows down during high-traffic times. It's like an internet rush hour. If you have a video chat appointment during this time, or need to stream video, you'll probably experience some lag time.

If you have a business to run, you know you can't afford to appear unprofessional by having a frustratingly slow connection. Luckily, there's a better solution.

Fixed Wireless

Instead of using phone or cable wires to provide service, fixed wireless uses radio signals between you and the internet tower. Unlike cable, the quality of your service doesn't depend on how many other people are using the internet at the time. And unlike DSL, your distance from your service provider (the location of the exchange) will not cause your speed of service to decrease.

In the olden days of the internet (well, that is, a few years ago), the equipment necessary to provide this high-quality connection was only available to very large companies, and it was unaffordable to the average internet user. But now that that equipment is more widely available, it's a game changer. It means that everyone can now have access to fast, reliable internet, even if you live in an area in which it has traditionally been difficult to get reliable internet.