Building a more connected future with community Wi-Fi
When digitization accelerates, too many families and businesses can get left behind. Public broadband bridges the gap — delivering the connectivity people need to work from anywhere, learn remotely and become more informed and engaged.
That’s why we’ve collaborated with our in-house experts, public and private sector clients and strategic partners to develop an end-to-end approach to large-scale wireless networks. From initial design to post-launch support, we’re here to help you build far-reaching connections.
How our wireless mesh network works
Wireless mesh networks are uniquely equipped to distribute internet signals across large areas. We’ve optimized a three-layer approach to deliver reliable connectivity everywhere your residents study, work and play:
Using towers and existing infrastructure, such as telephone poles, we create gateways for internet access.
Then, we install Wi-Fi access points across neighborhoods, ensuring even distribution to maximize signal quality.
Once your access points go live, community members can connect using their personal, work and school devices.
Public broadband success stories
Internet access mitigates inequalities in education, information literacy and community engagement. Discover how we’re helping communities shrink the digital divide.
Creating Connectivity in Hidalgo County With a Wireless Mesh Network
With a wireless mesh network, Hidalgo County found a cost-effective way to expand internet access for more than 30,000 community members.Learn more
A Western U.S. City Provides Free Public Wi-Fi to Underserved Students and Families
Western U.S. city Hidalgo County provided free wireless internet to more than 12,500 citizens, including in-home access for students in five school districts.Learn more in the client story
Why Insight for public Wi-Fi?
When you collaborate with Insight, you gain access to our decades of expertise and deep partnerships with trusted brands.
- 300+ network and wireless projects per year
- An established history of compliant solutions
- 3,000+ technical certifications
- Extensive experience with public sector contracts
Connectivity where and when you need it
No time to build infrastructure? That’s no problem with Insight’s Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU) — our portable, solar-powered trailer solution that generates connectivity in real time.
The RDU’s quick and simple deployment is ideal for short-term or short-notice use cases, including:
- Construction sites
- Outdoor community wireless
- Disaster and emergency response
A phased approach to community Wi-Fi
Throughout our years of delivering wireless network solutions in both the public and private sectors, we’ve developed an implementation method that accelerates your journey toward a more connected community.
Drawing on predictive analytics, we create a preliminary plan for your core, access and wireless solutions.
After surveying field sites and deepening our understanding of your needs, we turn our plan into a fully realized design.
We test and troubleshoot your network and proactively address bottlenecks and other performance concerns.
We deliver connectivity between base stations by using existing points and building out new ones as needed.
At deployment, we retrofit existing infrastructure and install new components to launch your network.
Community wireless support services
Launching your new public Wi-Fi is only the beginning of our partnership. After deployment, we’ll ensure your network performs reliably and evolves alongside your community so that they can stay connected and engaged.
Our public broadband services include:
- Data analytics
- Software updates
- Remote engineering
Community broadband radio service
Wi-Fi isn’t the only option for outdoor connectivity. Community Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), or private LTE, is a connectivity offering that expands the reach of public and private networks.
We’ll assess your environment and goals to determine if CBRS is right for you. Our end-to-end services — from design and implementation to management and optimization — help you create an outdoor wireless solution that meets your needs.
Boost your agility.
We’ll help you strategize, implement and manage future-ready IT security and networking solutions. Connect with our specialists by completing the contact form or using one of the two options below.