High Speed Wireless Internet Services For Rural America
High Speed Internet and Bundled Services
Summit Digitals High Speed Internet is a critical communication link allowing us to offer services that once were considered luxuries and are now seen as necessities. Summit uses this valuable link and allows us to offer services including television, telephone, fiber to the home, streaming, video surveillance, and with even more new and sophisticated services rapidly becoming available. These services are taken for granted and are a normal feature of everyday life in urban and suburban areas, and are in high demand. However, in rural America the penetration of many of these proven services remains relatively low, presenting a real opportunity for Summit who has the ability to bundle desirable services into cost-effective packages. This is the target market that Summit Digital is now serving.
Summit also is a Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP). This new specific technology allows us to offer to far out reaching residents a service with enough bandwidth speed to meet and surpass their needs. We have owned managed and serviced wireless systems in rural Michigan for the past ten years. This industry is one that Summit will aggressively pursue in the coming year. The combination of technology breakthroughs with new-sophisticated hardware at cost effective pricing opens up even more of our target market being rural America. Wireless allows us to provide Internet service beyond our cable infrastructure as much as 30 miles and in many areas where there is no cable system at all.
The Rural America Opportunity
Large cable companies generally overlook the rural market, where the population density and demographics are poorly suited to expensive technology developed to serve high-density markets and they see these markets as unable to return enough to make the investment worthwhile. Rural communities that do have cable television are in many cases being served by under financed, heavily indebted operators who do not have the capacity to invest in delivering new services that can form a competitive package. The demand for high speed Internet and other services ideally suited to bundled delivery over cable infrastructure continues to increase, creating a substantial opportunity for cable operators designed from the ground up to provide cost-effective, profitable service packages to rural markets. Today even more so with Summits ability in many cases to now offer fiber to the home and the demand has been significant.
In today’s world High Speed Internet plays a vital role to virtually everyone and everywhere and companies that provide these services not only survive but they will thrive.
The Federal Government is implementing an ambitious, well funded plan to increase high speed Internet penetration in rural communities. Companies with the ability to offer bundled cable and high speed Internet services and to serve as authorized Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISP). Are well positioned to benefit from this support.