Temporary Internet Service

Temporary Internet for Events

Reliable High Speed Internet Solution in hard-to-get locations

We Provide Enterprise Class Wireless Technology for Live Stream Broadcasts

    Cellular 5G / 4G LTE Bonding & Load Balancing

Up to 5 cellular connections combine to provide high bandwidth reliable throughput. Our sophisticated computer controlled routers are programmed to optimize the available internet sources and distribute the bandwidth to your broadcast over the web. Advanced features such as SpeedFusion® bonding provides a stable unbreakable data path for  live video streaming. The built-in cellular modems support the latest LTE-A (LTE Advanced) and 5G technologies including the ability to find and select the best frequency bands available on a given cell tower. This provides superior performance compared to all other cellular devices.

   Enhanced On-Premise Internet Reliability

For mission critical broadcasts you may want to consider our bonding service to add cellular data links to expand data speeds while adding redundancy if the facility has slow or inconsistent internet service.

   High-gain Cellular Antennas & Amplifiers

We deploy highly specialized antenna systems in locations that have weak cellular signals. This significantly improves the available LTE bandwidth which is passed on to your end users.

What Solution Is Best for Me?

Many venues offer their own internet solution which is always the best place to start since the network is already in place. Unfortunately the “house” system may not suit your needs for a number of reasons. For example the connection may be too slow, or they only have shared WiFi. In other instances they may want to charge you an exorbitant amount beyond your budget. If the venue internet offering does not meet your needs, or there is no internet available at all then a temporary service is your best bet. This section will help you understand your options based on your requirements for performance, timeline, and budget.

Option 1: Cellular

cellular routercell towerThis is the solution we offer because it provides the best balance of performance, timeline and budget. Expect companies to incorporate industrial grade routers that distribute data through multiple 4G LTE and 5G connections.

Performance: Data speeds vary as a result of the location and local congestion of cell towers near your venue. This is why it is important to diversify internet sources by using modems from Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. Depending on the sophistication of the cellular router, there are three different ways to manage traffic. The first is fail-over routing. This uses one cellular connection and switches to a different connection if the first one fails. The second method is load balancing. This process splits up internet traffic across all available cellular connections creating more total throughput. The only catch is that if the cellular connection you have been assigned by the router is not fast enough then your app might buffer. The third method is bonding. Bonding is an advanced process that creates one large data pipe from all of the cellular connections so that any application that needs one large stream (such as video streaming) will have sufficient bandwidth.
Timeline: Fast. Minimal lead time required.
Budget: Low for the basic setup. Cost increases when the total bandwidth and number of simultaneous users goes up.

Option 2: Personal Hot Spot

T-Mobile Hot Spot
This would include using the wireless data available on your smart phone and WiFi Hot Spots.
Performance: Very limited number of end user connections. WiFi is the typical method of connection although some devices have an ethernet jack or can connect to a laptop with a USB cable. Speed and connection are limited due to small internal antennas. Not reliable in crowded settings. Subject to bandwidth throttling after reaching data cap.
Timeline: Totally portable. No installation or setup required.
Budget: Most affordable. Cost of data plan only.

Option 3: Satellite

satellite truck
Most services are intended for permanent installation but there are some providers who specialize in mobile solutions for event usage. These would either be a truck or van with a mounted dish, or a portable dish that can be mounted on a rooftop.
Performance: Typically consistent reliable data speeds. Upload speeds are usually much slower than download.
Timeline: Fast deployment is possible. Rooftop dish mounting requires extra setup time for alignment.
Budget: Medium, but high speed data is expensive.

Option 4: Cable Drop

cable modemHere we are talking about a traditional cable modem used for residential or business customers. There are a few internet providers who will install a temporary hard-line connection for your event but keep in mind that there is a premium expense to install the cable.
Performance: More consistent than wireless solutions but speeds can still fluctuate unless you order business class service. Easier to get true unlimited data.
Timeline: Slow. Extra lead time required to arrange for a technician to install the cable.
Budget: Medium

Option 5: Fiber Drop

fiber cable boxSimilar to the cable drop except here we are talking about elite service for mission critical events. Internet delivered on optical fiber is truly top tier service.
Performance: Consistent, extremely fast. Often comes with a Service Level Agreement and unlimited data.
Timeline: Slow. Extra lead time required to arrange for a technician to install.
Budget: High

Option 6: Microwave Link

microwave dish antennaAs an alternative to the cable/fiber drop there is the point-to-point microwave link. The source is usually a dish mounted on the roof of a tall building or a dedicated transmission tower.  Installation is quicker as there is no cable to install however the geometric location of the source antenna has to accommodate a direct line-of-sight to your location.
Performance: Consistent, extremely fast. Often comes with a Service Level Agreement and unlimited data.
Timeline: Moderate. Extra lead time required to install and align the dish at the receiving end.
Budget: High

Option 7: Starlink Satellite Internet

Starlink Satellite Service option for live streamingThis is a recent option introduced by SpaceX. The technology differs from the traditional satellite service (Option 3 above) in that the intended market is for consumers and as such the hardware is affordable as well as the service plan. A big difference between the two satellite technologies is that Starlink utilizes satellites in a low earth orbit whereas the traditional satellite service is in a higher geo-synchronous orbit, meaning that the satellite is always at the same location in the sky. With Starlink, the satellites are constantly moving so the dish has to track the satellites as they traverse the sky, introducing more uncertainty when there is a gap in the arrival of the next satellite.
Performance: At present (July 2022) this is not a good option. Users report frequent outages to the extent that it is difficult to have an uninterrupted Zoom call.
Timeline: There is a shortage of hardware in many areas.
Budget: Medium-low