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WISP – the next wireless internet service 

Currently most Internet users get service from either a telephone company or a cable company, i.e. through physical connections. The invention of WISP will see an end to that. A WISP (wireless Internet Service provider) doesn’t require a wire or a cable to connect, meaning that all is needed is a tower-mounted antenna to transmit and receive radio signals. This will be especially good for rural areas, where internet service is often slow or even very sparse.

As far as WISP speeds go, there is quite a wide range to consider. At the lower end, download speeds can be up to 1Mbps with occasional bursts of up to 3Mbps – on the other hand, upload speeds are at 512 Kbps. On the other end of the scale, download speeds can go up to 15Mbps with occasional bursts of 30Mbps, and upload speeds of up to 3Mbps.

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