Living in a rural area has plenty of benefits, but just like anything, there can be some drawbacks. One of those drawbacks is the lack of options for service providers – in this case, internet providers. Of those few options, DSL is among the most popular service types. DSL is more readily available because it uses existing phone lines to carry data.
Another option that is becoming more and more available in rural areas is fixed wireless internet. This type of internet is broadcasted through airwaves from towers to receivers installed on the user’s property, which is typically within 10 miles of the tower. This service is particularly great in areas without the infrastructure to supply high-speed internet.
DSL and fixed wireless internet are very different. This blog will break down both rural internet types to help you select the best option that meets your needs.