Long Term Evolution (LTE) Fixed Wireless Internet is designed to extend service to areas hard to reach. It is a dependable service designed to meet the needs of everyday users. Depending on the topography between one of T-Mobile’s 4G LTE sites and your location, speeds will vary from area to area and home to home. LTE, or Long Term Evolution, is a type of wireless technology. More specifically, it’s a 4G wireless communications standard developed by the 3rd Generation.
LTE, or Long Term Evolution, is a type of wireless technology. More specifically, it’s a 4G wireless communications standard developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) designed to provide up to 10x the speeds of 3G networks for mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, netbooks, notebooks, and wireless hotspots.
Designed to serve thousands and last for decades, our Fixed Wireless service provides wireless connectivity to all who are eligible. While not as fast compared to fiber optic broadband, Fixed Wireless is a massive upgrade to people in the county struggling with DSL connections. By fusing power, fiber, LTE radios, and private signal spectrum, Rock Island, in partnership with T-Mobile, has brought this new product to San Juan County that is truly nation-leading in all respects.
This is a limited resource, and not everyone in the county can access Fixed Wireless. As such, we diligently qualify homes that can receive it based on a series of criteria such as signal strength and quality, distance to the OPALCO fiber backbone, last-mile construction cost, current fiber group engagement, Century Link exhaustion areas, and more. We provide the community with a list of people who qualify for this program and keep it updated as new sites come online.
There are currently about 40 sites live in the county that can serve Rock Island Fixed Wireless customers, and improvements are happening all the time. Find out if you qualify for LTE Wireless on our service availability map. Follow the instructions there based on your results.
Note: Port Forwarding is not supported with our Fixed Wireless service.