The landscape of wireless internet is diverse, with technologies like MCSnet’s GigAir and 5G vying for dominance. While both are formidable in their own right, they employ different approaches, especially in rural areas. GigAir’s use of milliwave technology contrasts with the typical rural deployment of 5G. This blog explores these differences in detail.
What is 5G?
5G stands for “fifth generation,” referring to the fifth generation of mobile network technology. Each generation of mobile networks has been characterized by significant improvements over its predecessor, with 5G being the latest.
What is GigAir?
GigAir uses milliwave technology and a mesh network in communities with houses close to one another, like hamlets, villages, towns, and cities.
|MCSnet GigAir Internet
|Leading 5G Rural Internet
GigAir offers duplex speeds of up to 1000 Mbps down and up. Our average GigAir speed is 950 Mbps.
Claims to provide speeds of 25 to 150 Mbps download depending on location. Upload speeds are a lot lower.
|LOCAL STAFF SUPPORT
Our St. Paul team is always happy to take your call and support you through any issues – you’ll always speak to a real person when you call.
|ROBOT PHONES & CHATBOTS
It can be difficult to get in touch with a real person. Hold times can be long.
|NO LOWER PRICE
GigAir starts at $39.95/mo. Unlimited plans are $89.95/mo with gigabit speeds.
Prices range from $69/mo to $180/mo for less speed.
Our St. Paul-based crews are on the ground within 24 hours of an outage. Extra redundancies are in place for less down time.
|HARD TO FIND SUPPORT
Robot phones and Chatbots make it difficult to find the right support for your needs.
|ONLY USED FOR INTERNET
MCSnet has its own private network that is dedicated to high speed internet.
5G is also used for cellular phones so there are more users to share your signal with.
More Reasons to Choose MCSnet’s GigAir Over 5G
We’re based right here in small-town Alberta, and we know the challenges and opportunities that come with rural living. Our local presence means we can tailor our services to meet your specific needs, ensuring you get the most out of your internet experience.
We understand how important it is to have a consistent internet connection, especially in rural areas where signal strength can be unpredictable. At MCSnet, reliability is at the core of what we do. You can trust that your connection will be there when you need it most, so you can browse, learn, and enjoy without disruptions.
We’re not just an internet provider; we’re part of the community. We understand the significance of strong community bonds in rural Alberta, and we’re committed to supporting local initiatives and events. When you choose MCSnet, you’re choosing a company that cares about the well-being of rural Alberta.
At MCSnet, you’re not just a number or dollar sign. We pride ourselves on delivering personalized customer service that’s attentive, responsive, and human. Our friendly support team is here to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have, ensuring you always feel valued and heard.
Your online security matters to us. We provide a secure network environment, so you can browse, shop, and communicate online with peace of mind. Our commitment to your privacy and security is unwavering, allowing you to use the internet worry-free.
MCSnet is the leading provider of milliwave technology in North America with its newest product, GigAir. We are able to provide fiber-like speeds through the air quickly and efficiently without the high cost of trenching fiber optic cables. And with other wireless technologies available within the next year, we know we can meet your high speed internet needs no matter where you live.