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Cutting the Cord on Your Internet Provider: What You Need to Know

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Those of you looking to binge-watch “Game of Thrones” or see Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson in “The Highwaymen” will need to know what internet service will best suit your needs to avoid buffering and recurring breaks in play. The best service for many parts of the Texas Hill Country used to depend on strong satellite signal, DSL, or point to point availability. Now, however, LTE is kicking butts and taking names, making your streaming experience first-rate, and with LTE-A available in many locations right now as well as 5G being right around the corner, it’s a new revolution in internet.

Prior to SimNet Wireless making its way into Central Texas, the sad truth on internet service providers is that the natural lay of the land and large monopolies prevented other services from becoming available. This is no longer the case, and those looking for an ISP with extensive coverage and impressive speeds will be pleased with this new benchmark in customer service. LTE is defined as Long-Term Evolution – a wireless broadband communication standard that has the ability to increase both capacity and speed of internet access. Also becoming more prevalent is LTE-A (LTE Advanced) with speeds capable of comparing to broadband and fiber connections. One of their clients in Marble Falls recently reported 134mbps downloads with 25mbps uploads. SimNet Wireless is providing this service throughout the Hill Country, paving the way for those who previously didn’t have any service at all to now access the world wide web from the comfort of their own home, and improving choice and service for those previously with a large provider.

Cutting the Cord on Your Internet Service Provider? Here’s What You Need to Know

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Through unlimited 4G LTE, your home or business internet service can connect to what’s known as “the big 3” in terms of providers, opening the market to a new option and minimizing the power of monopolies that would otherwise dictate and control the region. With a SimNet broadband agreement, the option for consistent speeds and fewer ping times becomes exponentially greater. No longer will you click on a friend’s Facebook video only to have it freeze 10 seconds in. Streaming and downloading will seem instantaneous, and your ability to keep up with your coworkers in the latest water cooler talk about the new “Wine Country” movie will suddenly be seamless—because, for a change, you will actually know what they’re talking about!

Cutting the Cord on Your Internet Service Provider? Here’s What You Need to Know
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