Aloha Broadband VS.
Satellite, LTE and DSL

DSL:

The advertised price is not what you will pay. Expect to find $15-$30 of added fees and taxes to your $30 internet bill.

A DSL connection comes over your phone line. This can be a very fast connection, if you live within a mile of a DSL switch. If you are further out, your signal will start to degrade and your speeds will be compromised. Our signals can go up to 15 miles without degradation using the latest antenna technology. Our system is also capable of higher speeds then DSL. And unlike DSL, we have rapid deployment capabilities, to deliver the bandwidth you need quickly.

Unlimited LTE Mobile:

The four big Cell companies have started to offer “unlimited” data, but this is not the same unlimited data that Aloha Broadband offers. You have to read the fine print.

With your Cellular Data plan, after you use a certain amount of data (usually around 20GB) your service will get unlimited 3G internet, which equals a little above dial-up. Our average customer uses well above 100GB of data a month. So if you are comfortable with dial-up speed for 3 weeks out of every month, this may work for you. It may not slow down every month, but once it starts, you will be locked into a 2 year contract.

Aloha Broadband is truly unlimited. We never slow you down based on how much data you use.

Aloha Broadband owns all their towers and does not lease space to or from other companies. Therefore, we control how many connections are on each tower. Mobile networks can get over-loaded very easily. We also control the quality of signals that are connecting to our tower because our system is based on fixed antennas with great reception. This is critical since it only takes one or two bad signals to slow down an entire tower. Our service is more consistent and has no usage caps. We also have lower latency then the average 4G system.

Satellite:

Aloha Broadband is not satellite broadband. Our service does not come from outer
space. We use the latest in Fixed Terrestrial Wireless radio systems, which are ground
based. Data packets travel very short distances compared to satellite broadband systems. With a satellite system, the packets have to travel 22,223 miles from end user to satellite, back to earth to the Internet backbone and then all the way back, for a total of around 100,000 miles. Even at the speed of light, the round trip takes over 500 ms – half a second. This latency makes satellite unsuitable for videoconferencing, telecommuting, VOIP and gaming. The systems we use typically have latency of 5 to 25 ms to get to Internet backbone, comparable to modern fiber, cable and DSL.

Other Fixed Wireless Providers:

We have been in business for 15 years and have seen several generations of technology. When we started we were offering 256kb connections with 802.11b antennas all connected to one T1 line! Now we provide up to 30mb using dedicated 1gig Fiber.

With the latest wireless technology it is easy to offer speeds over 100mbps if you have only a couple of users and pure line of sight. But we try to bring our service to every part of the Big Island that needs Reliable High Speed Internet, even through the trees. Anyone can throw up an Access Point, but it takes an experienced team to provide reliability, service and commitment. We have seen 5 different Wireless companies go out of business on the big island in the last 10 years. Don’t get stuck with a company that goes out of business or doesn’t know how to handle 1000s of customers.

Bandwidth Usage Caps:

Our average customer uses over 100 GB a month. That would cost over $300 with a Usage Based service and could cost up to $600 depending on your plan. But even if you only use 5 GB a month, do you really want to worry about it? What if your friend sends you an extra Youtube video or iTunes comes out with an extra update this month. With ABB, you don’t have to think about it. All of our plans include Unlimited data usage. Go ahead and watch that next episode!

So Check out our latest plans and find the one that fits you.

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