Is your home internet reliable enough?

Internet is life.

Is that really overstating things? Think about everything you do during the day. How much of it requires an internet connection? Chances are the internet is tied up in how you work. It’s tied up in your leisure time activities. You shop using the web. You talk to friends using it. It’s true that you may have grown up without internet service, but it’s such a part of your life today that you probably wouldn’t know how to get by without it.

Now think about this.

The internet connection for your home comes in as a thin piece of glass fiber. It’s probably converted to coaxial cable after that and goes through an inexpensive router before you can access it. That’s three big points of failure right there, and if that doesn’t keep you up at night, maybe it should.

It’s time to formulate a backup plan for when, not if, one of those things fails. Getting the cable company to repair anything can take days, during which your connectivity is limited. Luckily there are some things you can do. Take a look.

Option 1: a cell phone signal booster

If your home internet is down, you had better hope your phone has great reception. Chances are it doesn’t. You probably don’t realize how bad your home’s cell reception is because you connect to Wi-Fi when you’re at home. That’s been ok for you in the past, but it’s time to ramp things up. Choosing a cell phone signal booster from Solid Signal will help you blanket your home with strong cell coverage. This will be a lifesaver when you want to stay connected during an internet outage.

This is also a great time to upgrade to an unlimited plan from AT&T. Call us at 888-233-7563 to get more information.

Option 2: Failover cellular router

If you absolutely positively must have internet service, you should consider getting another service provider in there as a backup. Using a cellular router is a great option. Choose a router that is easy to set up and includes cell service. Otherwise you’ll end up doing a lot of configuration right when you don’t have the time to be down. A simple system like the gotW3 system from Solid Signal is a perfect choice. Let it function like an always-on cellular connection for when you need it. When the internet goes out, switch to the gotW3’s Wi-Fi or wired connection. There are more expensive systems that switch automatically, but most folks don’t need them at home.

Option 3: Residential Internet from Signal Connect

Most folks don’t realize that there’s more than one option for internet in their area. Usually they just go with the cable company and call it a day. But in many parts of the country there are at least two options for internet.

AT&T Residential Internet is available in parts of 35 states and it’s the most reliable option. Based on the AT&T fiber backbone, it’s consistently upgraded to give you the best experience. If you are worried that the cable company will let you down, you should consider a residential internet solution from Solid Signal’s commercial and activation arm, Signal Connect. By choosing Signal Connect, you get the support you need when you need it. No overseas call centers, no anonymous operators.

If you’re out of the AT&T area, Signal Connect’s professionals can work with you to find a provider that’s been pre-vetted and can be trusted.

Just folks who care. If you’re ready to upgrade to the right internet plan for your home, call them at 888-233-7563.

About the Author

Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.