Pre-authorized payment is required for all packages with the exception of the Extreme packages using the non free installation.
Speeds are expected to vary with the load on the network and towers, speeds are not guaranteed to achieve the maximum speed.
OFDM technology. The top speeds listed in the chart above are for OFDM equipment, see Non-OFDM below for other top rates.
If you have a clear line of sight to the tower, there's a good chance that we can get you connected on the current technology or OFDM when available in your area.
If there are trees between your location and the tower site, then a 900 MHz connection may be required to complete the shot.
We will install the fastest type of technology available that can sustain a consistent connection to the tower site from your location
This is the speed at which you receive information from the Internet. The Lite package has a lower rate, but is still suitable for browsing the web and checking your email. If you plan to use the Internet more often, you might want to go with a higher package, where the 10 Mbps of the Ultra package on an OFDM radio will excel at streaming video. As a comparison, dialup is about 0.05 Mbps
This is the amount of data that you can send to and receive from the Internet on a monthly basis. Most webpages and emails only add up to a small amount of data, but if you plan on watching videos or doing a lot of downloading, then a higher limit should be more suitable for you. A song is about 5 MB, so with the 70 GB monthly allowance, the connection would be able to download up to 14,000 songs in a month. Videos can vary wildly in size, but 70 GB will allow you to watch about 150 hours of youtube at 480p resolution.
MCSNet uses a network of towers to provide wireless high speed Internet service to rural areas.
Service availability is limited by the distance and terrain between your location and the tower site. By filling out the sign-up form, our system will provide you with an estimate of the availability of service.
If service may be available at your location, you will receive a call back from a sales and scheduling representative to answer any questions you may have, and to arrange an appointment to attempt an installation if you wish.
If service is not available at your location, then the demand is tracked and we use this data to decide where we will construct our next tower site when expanding our service area.
Installation includes a "radio" receiver mounted on your roof and a cable that runs from the radio and into your house or building.
Pictured from left to right: radio, radio with reflector, yagi antenna used with 900 MHz radios
Description of installation process:
Step 1: The site physically is surveyed for wireless availability. If a sufficient signal is obtained, the radio is mounted in an elevated location.
Step 2: An outdoor CAT5e cable is run from the radio and into the point of entry of the premises. If the radio is mounted to be the highest point at the location, a surge suppressor is added to the line and grounded.
Step 3: Connect the incoming cable to the power adapter inside the location, and connect the line to 1 computer or Internet device and test again for proper service levels