This is a sponsored post from Jeff Thompson, CEO of Towerstream, a leading 4G service provider delivering high-speed wireless Internet access to businesses. Towerstream began providing service in Philadelphia in December 2009.
Philadelphia businesses are faced everyday with making company decisions on a range of topics — from finances to furniture. One common area of concern is Internet connectivity. For a while, businesses have been tied down by wired Internet connectivity, but 4G broadband is one of the most recent developments in wireless Internet, with higher speeds and faster connections than previous solutions. Here are the top 7 reasons why Philadelphia companies would benefit from switching to 4G:
1. 4G is the future for Internet
The Internet is an imperative business tool — and the faster we can connect and navigate, the better. In addition to providing reliable Internet connectivity, the 4G network supports employees’ usage of the mobile wireless Internet, VoIP solutions, cloud computing, VPNs, and data and video services, rapidly becoming more widely used across companies. 4G technology provides an Internet connection that is proven to be the fastest broadband system to date.
2. Fast-paced Philadelphia businesses require a fast installation solution
Businesses shouldn’t have to dedicate their IT personnel to tedious, complex conversations with providers or long installation wait times. The set up of a 4G network simply consists of connecting to one of the towers with a router, a non-invasive installation process that takes as few as 3 days.
3. Philadelphia businesses deserve reliability
As residents of the City of Brotherly Love, Philidelphians understand the need for dependability — in both friends and in broadband providers. The 4G network is over 99% reliable because of its strong backhaul system. This means that even if one of Philadelphia’s 4G towers is out of service, there is an ensured back-up network by other nearby towers.
4. Philadelphia cherishes independence
Ever since our founding fathers signed the nation’s Declaration of Independence in Philly, Philadelphians have understood the necessity of independence. The 4G network is highly independent, as it does not rely on a phone network to provide broadband. Instead, the 4G network uses a gigabit mesh ethernet backbone, suspended 800 feet in the air to transmit the highest speed of wireless connectivity.
5. Philly appreciates problem solvers
In large metropolitan cities, such as Philadelphia, 4G offers a viable last-mile solution: providing wireless Internet connectivity between consumer and provider, rather than through traditional methods of cables or telephone wires. 4G wireless networks allow businesses to access the Internet on a desktop, laptop, mobile phone, or iPad, without the hassle of wires or cables.
6. Thrifty businesses = bigger profit
Philadelphia businesses would appreciate that 4G broadband is affordably priced and less expensive than traditional broadband providers, such as phone companies and DSL. Instead, save that extra cash to treat the office to some cheesesteaks!
7. Philidelphians get what they want, when they want it
With 4G Internet, scalable bandwidth is just a phone call away. 4G distributors have the ability to increase bandwidth at any time; a Philadelphia business expecting a sudden influx of wireless connectivity (i.e. a hotel hosting a large conference) can simply call up their 4G distributors and request increased bandwidth immediately.