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Point Broadband Now Offering Fast, Reliable Internet in Atmore

West Point, GA – Point Broadband, a fiber-fed, fixed wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP), announced today that they are installing new customers on their high-speed Internet service in the Atmore area of Escambia County.

Over the past several months Point Broadband mounted the latest, state-of-the-art, fixed wireless broadband transmission equipment on towers in Escambia and Baldwin Counties. This equipment transmits wireless signals to residential and business customers within a radius of towers located near the intersections of Trammel Street and Jack Springs Roads and another tower off of Lindberg Avenue in Atmore.  Point Broadband has access to these water towers through a partnership with West Escambia Utilities.

“We received a tremendous response in the Atmore community, and we are excited to begin customer installations” said Sherry Sullivan, General Manager of Point Broadband – Baldwin/Escambia County.  “These residents and businesses have been patiently waiting for our service, and we are excited to deliver on our promise” Sullivan added. Point Broadband already services select customers in Bay Minette, Stapleton, Loxley, Belforest, and Malbis, with expanded coverage in 2018.

Point Broadband offers 10Mbps and 20Mbps service for residential and business customers, with a one-time, standard installation fee. Higher speed and customized service offerings up to 100Mbps are also available for homes and businesses. Fast Internet from Point Broadband allows customers to “cut the cord” with their expensive satellite or cable provider through streaming video services and save over $1,000 a year. See the Cut the Cord page for more details at http://point-broadband.com/cut-the-cord/

Please contact Point Broadband Customer Service at 844-407-6468 or fill out the form below to schedule an installation appointment for new service.

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Point Broadband Expands Service to Donalsonville

West Point, GA – Point Broadband, a fiber-fed, fixed wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP), announced today that they will begin installing customers in the Donalsonville area in early November. This expansion complements Point Broadband’s current footprint in Miller and Decatur counties.

“Earlier this Fall we began a campaign to gauge interest in the Donalsonville area, and the response was very positive” said Point Broadband’s VP of Marketing Taylor Nipper. “Our Internet service will provide the speed that customers are looking for to cut the cord with cable or satellite TV and stream video content directly to their devices,“ added Nipper.

Point Broadband is also evaluating Lake Seminole for further expansion opportunities if the demand is there. “We have received several requests from the Lake Seminole area, so it makes sense to connect customers in that underserved location,” said Nipper. “We hope to generate enough interest in the Lake Seminole area to expand our coverage to customers there” added Nipper. Potential Lake Seminole customers should complete the Contact Us Form on Point Broadband’s website and pay a refundable deposit.  If Point Broadband receives enough responses, they will begin tower work in the Lake Seminole area in December 2017. Customers that pay a deposit will receive priority installation when service is available.

Point Broadband offers plans starting at as low as $49 with a one-time, standard installation fee. This Internet service includes unlimited Internet with no data caps and no contracts. Several standard plans are available for homes and small businesses along with customized service offerings for larger businesses.

Please contact Point Broadband Customer Service at 844-407-6468 to schedule an installation appointment for new service, or complete the form below.

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Point Broadband Now Offering Fast, Reliable Internet in Bay Minette

West Point, GA – Point Broadband, a fiber-fed, fixed wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP), announced today that they are installing new customers on their high-speed Internet service in the Bay Minette area of Baldwin County.

Over the past several months Point Broadband mounted the latest, state-of-the-art, fixed wireless broadband transmission equipment on towers in Baldwin County. This equipment transmits wireless signals to residential and business customers within a radius of a tower located near the intersections of Blackburn Avenue and 3rd Street in Bay Minette.

“We received a tremendous response in the Bay Minette community, and we are excited to begin customer installations” said Sherry Sullivan, General Manager of Point Broadband – Baldwin County.  “These residents and businesses have been patiently waiting for our service, and we are excited to deliver on our promise” Sullivan added. Point Broadband already services select customers in Stapleton, Loxley, Belforest, and Malbis, with expanded coverage coming soon. The Atmore community in Escambia County will be online at the end of October. Expanded coverage into other areas of Baldwin County is expected in 2018.

Point Broadband offers 10Mbps and 20Mbps service for residential and business customers, with a one-time, standard installation fee. Higher speed and customized service offerings up to 100Mbps are also available for homes and businesses. Fast Internet from Point Broadband allows customers to “cut the cord” with their expensive satellite or cable provider through streaming video services and save over $1,000 a year. See the Cut the Cord page for more details at http://point-broadband.com/cut-the-cord/

Please contact Point Broadband Customer Service at 844-407-6468 or by filling out the form below to schedule an installation appointment for new service.

Are you interested in service in Bay Minette? Fill out the form below.

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TV Antennas Make a Comeback

What’s not to like about free TV? And it’s going to get even better soon.

By James K. Willcox

June 27, 2017

Originally posted on Consumer Reports website. See their article here.

TV antennas aren’t as outdated as you might think. If you live near a city, there’s a good chance you can get networks such as ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, PBS, and Telemundo over the air.

The main benefit, of course, is that the broadcasts are free. But there are other advantages, too.

The quality of the picture may be better than what cable provides because the signals may be less compressed. And many stations now offer “sub-channels” with programs such as older TV shows or public channels that may not be available on cable.

The other good news? Even more viewing options are on the way. A new technical standard, called ATSC 3.0, will let broadcasters send high-quality 4K TV signals over the air, something they can’t do today. You’ll also be able to get internet content through your TV antenna, too.

Other anticipated benefits include better coverage in spotty reception areas, and the ability to receive broadcasts on your smartphone.

There will be some downsides, however. You may have to pay for some content, and today’s TVs won’t be compatible with the new broadcasts. All of these developments will be rolled out over several years—nothing is changing in 2017, and today’s TVs aren’t in danger of becoming obsolete anytime soon.

For now, TV antennas as inexpensive as $30 work well for many people—but they can require some fiddling. Follow these quick tips to get the best reception:

  • Try the antenna in different spots around the room, preferably near a window. See whether placing it in a higher location, such as an attic, helps.
  • Try an amplified TV antenna if you live far from a broadcast tower or your reception is marginal.
  • Rescan for channels periodically; you might get a new station or two.

Credit: Consumer Reports

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Point Broadband Customer Testimonial – Roy Jaeger – Bainbridge GA Area

At Point Broadband we don’t just pretend to have exceptional customer service. We actually do have exceptional customer service. Please don’t take our word for it – listen Point Broadband customer Roy Jaeger, one of our new friends in our Bainbridge, GA market.

Are you ready for our #FastReliableInternet? We are here to serve you! Call us today: 844-407-6468

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Point Broadband Network Upgrade Complete in Colquitt GA

West Point, GA – Point Broadband, a fiber-fed, Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP), based in West Point, Georgia announced today that the massive network upgrade in Colquitt GA has been completed. Earlier this year, Point Broadband acquired certain assets of Turner Broadband and made a commitment to upgrade the network to the latest, state-of-the-art, fixed wireless broadband technology, providing fast and reliable internet service to the former Turner Broadband customers and new customers in the Bainbridge and Colquitt areas.

Point Broadband has replaced and installed new transmission equipment and has upgraded existing customers’ modems to deliver faster speeds and consistent service. “We are thrilled that many of the existing Colquitt customers are already converted to the new system,” said Point Broadband’s VP of Operations Jason Gauntt. “We are actively signing up new customers in the Colquitt area every day,” added Gauntt.

Point Broadband continues to show a strong community presence in Bainbridge and Colquitt. Reps for the company will be present at Franklin Spring Creek Ford on Monday, July 31st from 2:00 to 6:00 PM to take orders for new service and answer questions about how Point Broadband is connecting these communities. An additional event will take place in front of the Point Broadband store on Calhoun Street in Bainbridge on Tuesday, August 1st from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. Reps will also blitz the area in a door-to-door sales campaign through next week.

Point Broadband offers 10Mbps and 20Mbps service for residential and business customers ranging from $69 to $99 per month, with a one-time, standard installation fee. Higher speed, customized service offerings are also available for homes and businesses.

Please contact Point Broadband Customer Support at 844-407-6468 if you have any questions regarding your current service, or to schedule an installation appointment for new service.

About Point Broadband

Point Broadband is headquartered in West Point, Georgia. We are a proud subsidiary of ITC Capital Partners, LLC. ITC has a century long history of providing innovative communication solutions to its customers, with a focus on serving the communities where its customers live. ITC has been successful building, owning and operating wireless networks and broadband businesses over many years.

We want to be more than just your Internet provider. We want to help customers connect friends and family, help businesses connect with more customers, and just simply make the world a better place. With no monthly usage data caps and no contracts, our customers have the flexibility to connect with anyone, anywhere, at any time.  (point-broadband.com)

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Contact:

Taylor Nipper – VP Marketing
(770) 680-0684
tnipper@point-broadband.com

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How Much Broadband Do You Really Need?

Originally posted on Consumer Reports website. See their article here.

June 22, 2017

Audio and video aren’t created equal when it comes to their demands on your broadband service. The difference is measured in bit rate—how much data travels to your home each second. You can see the bit rates needed to stream a few types of entertainment below.

But even though you may be getting relatively fast Internet service, the actual speed can vary, especially at peak viewing times, like right after work. During these times, services such as Netflix may compensate for a slower connection by downgrading the video quality you see. And if most of your streaming device are connected to the internet wirelessly, your WiFi also affect performance. (See “How WiFi Makes Waves,” below).

Fast Broadband

Broadband networks of just a few years ago would have sputtered and stalled if faced with today’s consumers and their appetite for streaming services.

However, networks are faster now. The average U.S. broadband speed hit 50 megabits per second last summer. That’s a 40 percent jump from 2015, according to Ookla, the company behind Speedtest.net, a tool consumers can use to measure their home’s internet speed.

Download speed is critical for video streaming; upload speed matters if you share a lot of videos or play online games. Note that web speeds can slow in the evening during the data equivalent of rush hour.

Your household’s viewing habits matter, too. As data enters your home, it’s distributed via WiFi. If several people are watching movies on separate devices, you may start to notice decreased performance.

A final factor is WiFi strength, which may be inconsistent from room to room. If it is, try moving the router to a central spot. If you have a very old router, consider buying one that follows the 802.11ac standard; the router should be faster and more secure.

Credit: Consumer Reports

Editor’s Note: This article also appeared in the August 2017 issue of Consumer Reports magazine.

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Are You Paying Too Much For TV? Sling TV Provides a Great Way to Cut the Cord with More Than 150 Channels

We all love to watch our favorite TV shows, but we can all agree that cable TV is expensive and can be a pain to deal with. If you’re like us, you only watch a handful of channels out of the expensive cable bundle you pay for anyway. With that said, are you paying too much for TV?

Sling TV is an attractive alternative to cable or satellite and is allowing many people to “cut the cord.”  Sling TV offers the same great shows without the costly bill at the end of the month, not to mention the expensive equipment that takes up so much room on your TV stand.

What is Sling TV?

There are several services that offer a choice over cable TV, however Sling is still one of the best ways to watch TV on the go. Said simply, it’s live TV streaming whenever and wherever. No contracts, no equipment, and no costly bills.

Sling TV allows subscribers to watch a collection of live and on-demand TV channels on their TVs, computers or mobile devices. This is live TV, just like a cable or satellite service, except it’s delivered over the internet. One way to think of it is that it’s like Netflix, but with live TV.

Where is Sling TV available?

Sling is available anywhere in the United States where there fast, reliable internet is present. That being said, it’s certainly available where Point Broadband is offered.

How is it different from my cable or satellite provider?

Depending on how much you pay for TV service, it’s probably cheaper. To use it, you’ll need a good internet connection, like Point Broadband, and a compatible device to run the Sling TV app, which takes the place of a cable or satellite box and connects to a TV. You can also watch on your phone, tablet or computer, either at home or away. The best part? Unlike cable or satellite, there are no contracts and you can cancel or resume service anytime, with no penalties.

How can I watch Sling TV?

You’ll need to subscribe here, set up an account, then install the app on a supported device.

Sling TV is currently available on the following devices:

  • Roku
  • Apple TV (2015 only)
  • Chromecast
  • Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
  • Xbox One
  • Android TV
  • Channel Master
  • Android phones and tablets
  • iOS phones and tablets (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
  • PC and Mac computers

A complete list of supported products can be found on Sling’s website.

Once you have the device and app installed, you’ll be able to sign in and start watching using your fast reliable internet service powered by Point Broadband!

How much does Sling TV cost?

Sling TV is available in two different flavors: Sling Orange, which costs $20/month; and Sling Blue, which costs $25/month. At present, Orange offers more than 30 channels, and Blue offers more than 40. However, Blue doesn’t include every Orange channel. You can get a combined Blue/Orange pack for $40/month. Sling TV also offers add-on packages that range from $5/month to $15/month.

Start with the service best for you, then personalize with YOUR favorite genres: Sports, Comedy, Kids, News, Movies, Lifestyle, Spanish, & more. There are more than a dozen packages, so your monthly subscription cost could exceed $100 per month if you want absolutely everything.

Change your service online anytime. And, now you can record your favorites shows and watch later using a Cloud DVR!

Sling TV Promotions

Sling TV always has a 7-day free trial – it’s a good way to find out if Sling TV is going to work for you. A week to try it out gives you a good sense of what you like and don’t like.

Free Devices with Pre-Pay

You can get one of three devices if you prepay a few months:

Bottom Line

Sling TV is everything you love about live TV minus everything you hate. Stream top entertainment — anytime, anywhere.

Sling TV offers over 100 live channels to watch instantly, including ESPN, NFL Network, Disney Channel, AMC, Comedy Central, HGTV, TNT, TBS & more. Sling TV offers several deals that allow new users to receive a free or discounted streaming device such as a Roku or Apple TV.

Interested in Latino or International content? Sling TV is the #1 live international TV service in the US, offering 21 languages and 285 channels instantly.

No long-term contracts. No hidden fees. No social security number required. Easy online cancellation. All #PoweredbyPointBroadband.

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Fast, Reliable Internet Coming to Mendenhall and Magee Mississippi

West Point, GA – Point Broadband, a fiber-fed, fixed, Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP), based in West Point, Ga, announced today that they are bringing high-speed Internet service to the Mendenhall and Magee areas of Mississippi.  “We have entered into agreements with the cities of Mendenhall and Magee for access to their towers, so we can provide high-speed Internet services to the residents in these communities,” said Jeff Couch, General Manager of Point Broadband – Mississippi.

“In the next few weeks, we will install the latest, state-of-the-art, fixed wireless broadband transmission equipment on these city towers” added Couch.  It is estimated that service will begin to be available by mid to late July.

Point Broadband offers 10Mbps and 20Mbps service for residential and business customers. Higher speed, customized service offerings are also available for homes and businesses.

“As we get closer to the launch date we will announce the specific service areas and pricing options,” stated Couch.

To check service availability at your address, please complete the Contact Us form on the website, or call customer service 844-407-6468.

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Point Broadband Network Upgrade Complete in Decatur County GA

West Point, GA – Point Broadband, a fiber-fed, Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP), based in West Point, Georgia announced today that the massive network upgrade in Decatur County, GA has been completed. Network upgrades in Miller and Seminole counties should be completed in the near future.

Earlier this year, Point Broadband acquired certain assets of Turner Broadband and made a commitment to upgrade the network to the latest, state-of-the-art, fixed wireless broadband technology, providing fast and reliable internet service to the former Turner Broadband customers and new customers in the Bainbridge, GA area. Point Broadband has replaced and installed new transmission equipment and has upgraded existing customers’ modems to deliver faster speeds and consistent service. “We are excited to announce the first phase of our network transition is complete,” said Point Broadband’s Chief Operating Officer Jason Gauntt. “We have received a tremendous positive response from existing customers, and we are adding new customers every day,” added Gaunt. Point Broadband offers 10Mbps and 20Mbps service for residential and business customers ranging from $69 to $99 per month, with a one-time, standard installation fee. Higher speed, customized service offerings are also available for homes and businesses.

“We finally have true, high-speed internet. It’s been a long time coming,” says Point Broadband customer Roy Jaeger.

Please contact Point Broadband Customer Support at 844-407-6468 if you have any questions regarding your current service, or to schedule an installation appointment for new service.

Bainbridge GA Storefront address: 

711 East Calhoun Street
Space 2-B
Bainbridge, GA 39817