Launching their high-speed Internet service in a small suburb called Warm Springs in Fremont, Sail Internet chose an ideal Silicon Valley location for their real-world lab. Fremont is the fourth largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area, an established center for emerging technology and advanced manufacturing, and as such, home to a well-educated, forward-thinking population receptive to new ideas.
Their mission was to offer the residents of Warm Springs affordable, fast and reliable Internet as an alternative to the cable and phone companies’ expensive bundled services. What they found is an emerging trend of willing customers who were ready to rethink how they use Internet, entertainment and phone services within their homes. This growing community of cord cutters, looking for super fast download speeds to stream their entertainment, were receptive to the idea of community participation deployment by leveraging homeowners’ rooftops.
To best serve these customers, Sail Internet had to determine how to operate a short-range, high-density suburban MicroPoP and deliver better customer service than the incumbent providers. Sail Internet deployed Mimosa C5 clients and Mimosa A5 access points to service their initial customer base, and are using 60-70 GHz backhaul radios. They are offering customers download speeds from 100 to 200 Mbps for a low cost flat rate. In addition, the Sail Internet team provides an online streaming guide and blog that discusses topics like installing an over-the-air HDTV and setting up an efficient home Wi-Fi network.
Sail Internet wanted to launch a short-range, high-density suburban MicroPoP
A solution that could deliver the high speeds necessary to roll out the service
Sail Internet deployed Mimosa A5 access devices and C5 clients
Sail Internet was able to realize the high speeds and high density requiredhttp://www.sailinternet.com/