What is the best internet or wireless internet for my business?

Business Internet? Fixed Wireless? Wireless Broadband? Which one will work for my business?

Digital transformation is changing the way people work. Today’s workforce is remote, distributed, and highly-mobile. The modern workforce relies on the Internet to collaborate, engage with customers and keep the business up and running. Organizations need to ensure employees have a fast and reliable way to access cloud-based tools and information, but there many networking options on the market, unfortunately they often sound similar. How do you know which one is best for your company’s unique Internet connectivity demand?

AT&T is here to help. This article will lead you through the best internet connectivity solutions. Business internet, fixed wireless and mobile broadband services, how they are different, and why each one may make sense for your business.

In this guide, you will learn:

  1. What is AT&T Business Internet?
  2. What is AT&T Fixed Wireless?
  3. What is AT&T Wireless Broadband?
  4. How do these services complement each other?
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What is AT&T Business Internet?

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High Speed Internet for business from AT&T provides super-fast Internet access to your business location using multiple broadband access technologies. With speeds up to 1 Gbps for both download and upload, your employees will be able to share large data files, video conference with customers, suppliers and partners with ease, and enjoy faster browsing on the web. A range of options are available for every business need, from dedicated IP addresses to cloud security and backup tools. For businesses with very high bandwidth needs, AT&T also offers dedicated internet access. This solution, AT&T Business Internet, provides reliability, optimal performance and scalability on a highly-secure network.

What is AT&T Fixed Wireless?

Although these products sound similar, AT&T Fixed Wireless internet service and AT&T Wireless Broadband internet service are unique solutions that offer specific specialized advantages for your business

AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet delivers high-speed internet service to eligible rural small businesses through a fixed outdoor antenna and indoor Wi-Fi router. The antenna receives the AT&T high-speed wireless network signals, just like your smartphone, in areas where traditional internet services is unavailable. Fixed Wireless internet service is designed for individual business locations, so it provides a large data cap and very competitive rates when compared to other rural internet service options. With typical download speeds of 25Mbps and at least 10 Mbps, your employees will be able to surf the web faster, stream video and other media, quickly download files and interact with rich web apps and Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms. Each router can connect multiple devices via Wi-Fi at the same time—providing the coverage and scalability you need to empower your employees with the tools and information they need to work in today’s mobile business environment.
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What is AT&T Wireless Broadband?

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AT&T Wireless Broadband provides the fastest cellular wireless Internet via AT&T portable Wi-Fi hotspot devices (small, fully-mobile hubs that generate a Wi-Fi signal to connect up to 20 devices at once to the AT&T high-speed data network) —up to 50 Mbps in selected coverage areas. Operating across the spectrum of the AT&T 4G LTE and 5G footprint, wireless broadband is ideal for organizations that want to be ready today for the digital revolution Cloud transformation, new business applications, visitor connectivity and connected devices are putting increasing pressure on traditional Internet connectivity capabilities, organizations need to ensure their employees stay connected wherever business takes them. A highly-flexible networking solution, AT&T Wireless Broadband is ideal for organizations with complex or varied high-speed wireless needs—such as backup and redundancy or store-within-a-store opportunity.

How do these Internet services complement each other?

AT&T Wireless Broadband is a perfect complement to AT&T Business Internet or AT&T Fixed Wireless—allowing businesses to take their high-speed Internet services on the go. Wireless broadband can also be used as a backup or failover Internet connection in case wired connections are lost or overloaded, or added as a second network for visitors, customers or separate business units.

The bottom line

  • AT&T Business Internet, AT&T Fixed Wireless and AT&T Wireless Broadband all provide reliable, fast Internet connections for modern businesses.
  • Fixed Wireless and High Speed Internet provide high speed access to your business, while Wireless Broadband complements these services while on the go.
  • Using any of these services ensures that employees have fast, reliable and secure access to the tools and information they need to collaborate, engage with customers and keep the business running optimally in today’s digital world.
For all data usage on the Essentials plan, or after the applicable plan usage threshold (75GB for the up to 12 Mbps plan, 100 GB for the up to 25 Mbps plan, 125GB for the up to 50 Mbps plan, or 175GB for the up to 100 Mbps plan), AT&T may temporarily slow data speeds if the network is busy.

Fees extra.

Advertised monthly pricing is only for new plans currently offered to customers as of July 30, 2021. Rates above do not reflect retired plans available prior to that date. What you will see on your bill: Advertised monthly pricing includes (a) a monthly plan charge for data service ($50, 60, $85, $170 or $210, depending on the plan), (b) a monthly device access charge ($20) for access to such service, and (c) a $5 monthly discount when enrolled in both Autopay & paperless billing, which starts within 2 bills after enrollment.

Data throughput speeds are capped at a maximum available data speed, which may not provide you with the highest speed available in a location at a specific point in time. Each plan's "up to" data speed is not guaranteed to be your actual speed. Actual speeds vary and may be affected by a number of factors, including your proximity to a cell site, the capacity of the cell site, the number of other users connected to the same cell site, the surrounding terrain, AT&T network management practices, the applications you use, and your in-building coverage.

Plans are not intended as a substitute for consumer internet services. Accordingly, plans do not allow access to entertainment and other non-business websites that offer video or audio streaming services & may not be used for entertainment or surveillance video streaming, audio streaming, web hosting, or public or guest Wi-Fi.