Wi-Max Wireless Internet Service

Wi-Max does not require physical wires (copper or fiber) to your home. And does not require you to have local phone service
There is a small flat antenna panel (7” x 7”x 1.5”) that attaches to your home or a pole in your yard. An ethernet cable then runs from the antenna into your home and is connected to, what we call, a powerbrick which is A/C powered from your home. Your router then plugs into the power brick.

Wi-Max also requires a ‘base station’ that is attached to one of our communications towers and is connected to the Internet via redundant fiber optic network. The base station communicates with the antenna on your house and provides access to the internet.

But like all wireless technologies it only goes so far and requires line of sight to our communications tower. As a result, we offer a free site survey to determine if Wi-Max will work in your location.

Current WiMax Serving Area

Locations within the circles on the map below are within range of our WiMax Wireless Internet Service. Please note, a site survey will need to be conducted to ensure we can provide internet to your location. Please contact our office or complete our online site survey request form.

Problems displaying the map below? Contact our office for assistance.

Want to search by address?

Please follow these steps to look up your home or business on our service area map.

Step One

Click on the “view larger map” icon to open a new Google maps window.

Step Two

Click on the search icon that appears with the full map.

Step Three

Enter your address and click “enter.”

Step Four

Click on your address when it appears.

Step Five

Your address will now be marked on the map.

Wi-Max Wireless Internet Packages

  • Always Unlimited Usage
  • Local Phone Service (LPS) NOT Required

Bandwith* (up to)

DownstreamUpstreamMonthly Charge
3 Meg2 Meg$34.95
6 Meg4 Meg$44.95

* Bandwidth dependent on signal strength between home and nearest communications tower.

Please call EBTC at 319-935-3011 for FREE site survey.

Telrad

Wi-Max Wireless – Equipment and Installation

Wi-Max is a proprietary technology developed by Telrad and requires Telrad equipment at your home. The first piece of equipment is a flat square antenna measuring 7”x 7” x 1.5”. This is attached to your home, or other suitable structure, facing one of our communication towers.

An ethernet cable is then connected to the antenna and the other end is run into your house and connected to what we call a ‘power brick’. The ‘power brick’ requires access to an electrical outlet and is the device that your home router is connected to. But like all wireless technologies it only goes so far and requires line of sight to our communication towers. As a result we offer a free site survey to determine if Wi-Max will work for you.

Telrad Equipment

  • Purchase*: $149.00
  • Rent: $6.50/mo.

Installation:

  • $49.00 Standard Installation**

Home Router:

  • Home routers are the customers responsibility.

*Includes 1 yr. warranty. Please note that lighting damage is not covered.

**Standard installation includes all material and labor required to attach the antenna to the home. Additional time and material charges will apply if the antenna is attached to another structure which requires an aerial or buried drop.

Prices listed above do not include taxes, surcharges and other fees. Contact our office for details.

East Buchanan Telephone Cooperative | 319-935-3011 or 866-327-2748 | P.O. Box 100, 214 Third Street North, Winthrop, IA 50682-0100 | christy.wolfe@eastbuchanan.com

East Buchanan Telephone Cooperative
319-935-3011 or 866-327-2748
P.O. Box 100, 214 Third Street North, Winthrop, IA 50682-0100
christy.wolfe@eastbuchanan.com