What’s the difference between fiber and fixed wireless or other internet options?

From cable to DSL to satellite to fixed wireless, there are many ways to provide some level of internet service. Of all the ways to provide internet, fiber-optic cables to the home is both the most reliable and typically provides the fastest upload and download speeds. Pittsylvania County and RiverStreet had previously announced a push to expand fixed wireless – which is the use of service, but that was always seen as a more inexpensive stopgap to help provide some service before funds could be obtained to expand fiber.

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1. Why is Pittsylvania County partnering with RiverStreet Networks instead of another company?
2. Where is the money for this partnership coming from?
3. What is the timeline for this project?
4. What is the definition of broadband?
5. What does unserved mean?
6. What speed of service can I expect at my home?
7. What’s the difference between fiber and fixed wireless or other internet options?