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What is Fixed Wireless?
Fixed wireless refers to wireless devices or systems that are situated in fixed locations, such as an office or home, as opposed to devices that are mobile, such as cell phones and PDAs.

Fixed wireless Internet access is offered by Community WISP and is an exciting alternative to copper- or cable-based high-speed access. Fixed wireless does not require satellite feeds, a government license, or even local phone services. The point-to-point signal transmissions occur through the air over a terrestrial microwave platform.

Fixed wireless systems use a small, inexpensive microwave antenna that is attached to a radio at the customer premises. The Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) is pointed back to the ISPs Access Point (AP)—typically a tall building or radio tower—to create a Wireless Local Loop (WLL), from there the connection is made to the Internet.

What is a Canopy™ system?
Canopy wireless broadband technology combines carrier-grade toughness with exceptional performance, security, ease-of-use and cost effectiveness. It significantly reduces the time to design and deploy new broadband networks, and it also seamlessly integrates with existing network systems and management tools. It’s designed to make extending and augmenting existing service simpler and cost-effective.

The Canopy system is comprised of three major components: Access Point (AP), Subscriber Module (SM) and the Backhaul Unit). A Canopy system utilizes the unlicensed U-NII bands (5.25 – 5.35GHz or 5.725 – 5.825GHz).