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What’s the Difference Between Mobile (Phone) Wireless Internet & Point Broadband Internet?

“What type of technology is Point Broadband? Is it like mobile phone hotspots?”

These types of questions are some of our favorite to answer! We are happy to say that we do not use mobile wireless technology. Instead, we use newer Fixed Wireless LTE technology. Whereas mobile wireless technology comes from one fixed point, we utilize two fixed locations to provide you with internet. Remember the old-school Nintendo game “Duck Hunt?” What made that game so difficult was that the ducks moved, making it hard to hit the target. Mobile wireless technology used by cell phone companies can sometimes be like that, always trying to hit a moving target. Instead, our internet locks in on one fixed location and is sent to another fixed location: your home or business. Add this up, and you have fast, reliable internet, #PoweredbyPoint.

Not only that, but unlike the mobile phone companies, we don’t cap your data each month (Ever! That’s right, use as much data as you’d like!), and because of that, we can offer high speed, reliable internet that is really good for gaming, streaming online video (Netflix, Hulu, YouTubeTV, and Amazon Instant Video), and much more!

If you’d like to stay up to speed on where Point Broadband is going, then please “like” our page, as we publish updates often. If you’d like us to consider coming to your area, then fill out this form and share with your friends too!

Thanks for considering Point Broadband – we’re happy to serve you!

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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

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No Data Cap Means NO DATA CAP

Did you know Point Broadband has no data caps, which means you get unlimited data with your Internet plan? When we say this, we really mean that you will get unlimited data, all the time, all month long, at the speed/package for which you pay.

What is a data cap?

Some wireless telephone and internet providers offer Internet service packages for a certain amount of data. For example, you may have a 15GB (that’s gigabit) package to use all month long on your cell phone. You probably use that for emails, social media, online shopping, surfing the internet, downloading books, and streaming some online content and music. If you were to stream music every day and watch Netflix all weekend long, you might run out of data. If so, your bill will go up (probably a lot) and your internet speed may be throttled (i.e. slowed down). What a pain!

The bottom line: Data cap limits what you can do on the internet.

So Point Broadband has no data cap?

Yes, that’s right. We want you to use all the data you want, all the time. Stream Netflix all day, and Hulu all night, while you pick out new shoes on Amazon, and find a new music channel on Pandora. We want you to enjoy our internet, without ever worrying about a data cap.

So what does the 10MB and 20MB stuff mean on all of our communication?

When you see the 10MB (that’s megabit) and 20MB in our marketing materials, we’re describing the Internet speed you’ll receive. Some customers only need a 10MB package, while others (with multiple streaming devices and users) will need a 20MB package (gaming, etc.). This does not have anything to do with your data cap, because you will have unlimited data. We want you to connect and enjoy our fast, reliable Internet service all month, without a single worry about whether or not you’ve used it “too much”. 

#PoweredbyPoint

We hope you enjoy the brand new world of Cord-Cutting, and we are so glad that Point Broadband can help you cut the cord with our fast, reliable internet.

 

 

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Point Broadband CEO Todd Holt Joins Cord-Cutter Movement & Saves $1,200 per year

Todd Holt, Point Broadband’s Chief Executive Officer, isn’t someone we’d refer to as “tech savvy.” You won’t find him on social media or snapchat (thankfully), but he is quite the sports fan and likes to stay up-to-date on his favorite teams. So once our Marketing Department caught wind that he “cut the cord” at his house, we were all intrigued. What was his experience like? And, if he could cut the cable cord…the rest of the world could, too.

We asked Todd a few questions about his experience with ditching satellite TV service  in favor of streaming apps. His responses are summarized below.

What cable/satellite service did Todd use previously?

Todd was a satellite TV subscriber and paid about $140/month for service. He had the typical satellite setup, with a receiver mounted outside the residence and multiple receivers connected to TVs in his house.

What Streaming/Subscription Service is Todd using now?

Todd selected DirecTV Now as his main subscription service. Unlike traditional satellite TV products, the DirecTV Now app delivers content over the internet. (Yippee – no more outages due to rain or weather!)

Some channels include: ESPN, ESPN2, Cartoon Network, USA, HGTV, Nickelodeon, AMC, A&E, Food Network, Bravo, History, E!, Fox News, CNN, FX, Comedy Central, Spike, FS1, TBS, Animal Planet, FXX, TNT, Disney Channel, Discovery, Lifetime, Nat Geo, SyFy, TLC and more. ABC, FOX and NBC are included as well, but only in select markets.

Is Todd using a specific device to stream DirecTV Now?

Yes, in addition to smart TVs, Todd is using the Apple TV system to stream the content directly to his televisions. Since he travels frequently, he can also connect to the DirecTV app from his iPhone, iPad, and PC, and he can also take his Apple TV with him on his trips if he so desired, and enjoy the same TV experience he has at his home – on the road!

Here’s a list of devices that are currently supported by DirecTV Now. DirecTV Now Compatible Devices.

Can he watch DirecTV Now outside the home?

YES! As long as he has a strong broadband internet connection (like Point Broadband), he can stream his shows anywhere using the DirecTV app.

Other over-the-top TV Apps like Netflix, Hulu, YouTubeTV, and Amazon Instant Video, are available on mobile devices, tablets, computers, etc. You can take your content with you anywhere, as long as that strong broadband connection is available.

You can’t do that with a cable or satellite TV bundle!

How much is Todd saving per year, just by ditching his satellite TV package?

Todd is saving about $102 per month, just by eliminating his pricey, satellite TV bundle. That’s a little over $1,200 per year! Yes, that’s right…over $1000 just by ditching that satellite dish.

Was it easy?

When Todd says it’s easy, it must be easy. These over-the-top apps are very intuitive and easy to set up. Even someone that does not have a technical background can set them up and begin streaming shows.  

#PoweredbyPoint

We hope you enjoy the brand new world of Cord-Cutting, and we are so glad that Point Broadband can help you cut the cord with our fast, reliable internet.

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What’s the Difference Between Point Broadband Internet vs. Satellite?

“What type of technology is Point Broadband? Is it satellite?”

We love it when people ask this question. We are happy to say that we do not use satellite technology to provide you fast, reliable Internet. No, we are much different! Instead, we use newer Fixed Wireless LTE technology. Point Broadband’s Internet is beamed to your location wirelessly from a tower near your home or business. And because we beam that signal from a tower just a couple of miles from your location, it doesn’t have to travel the 20,000+ miles that satellite Internet has to travel. Also, our signal stays only a few hundred feet above the earth, there is no “rain fade” like you often see with satellite Internet. Add these things up, and you have fast, reliable Internet, #PoweredbyPoint.

Not only that, but unlike the satellite companies, we don’t cap your data each month (Ever! That’s right, use as much data as you’d like!), and because of that, we can offer high speed, reliable Internet that is really good for gaming, streaming online video (Netflix, Hulu, YouTubeTV, and Amazon Instant Video, etc.), and much more! We also do not force you to sign a lengthy contract – so you have the flexibiilty to end your service at any time.

If you’d like to stay up to speed on where Point Broadband is going, then please “like” our page, as we publish updates often. If you’d like us to consider coming to your area, then fill out this form and share with your friends too!

Thanks for considering Point Broadband – we’re happy to serve you!

5 Streaming Services Every Beginner Cord Cutter Should Be Using

By: Laura Smoots

Not sure where to begin now that you’re considering cutting the cable/satellite cord? Point Broadband has you covered. These are a few streaming services that will get you started in your new streaming life. And, don’t forget one of the most attractive features of streaming services….you can watch shows anytime, anywhere, wherever you have a good, reliable internet connection.

Netflix

Netflix has been around the longest with a vast library of TV shows, movies, documentaries, children’s movies and programs, and original series. Starting as low as $7.99 a month with one standard definition stream and $9.99 for two concurrent HD streams, this service is a favorite among cord cutters. You can even stream Ultra 4k content for as low as $11.99/month. There’s something for everyone here!

Want to get started? Click here to make sure your device is Netflix compatible: Netflix Compatible Devices.

Amazon Prime Instant Video

Most folks already enjoy Amazon Prime 2-day shipping option, which also includes access to their Amazon Prime Instant Video library and service. Amazon Instant Video provides it’s members access to original hit series, some HBO content, plus many TV and movie options. If options are not available as part of the Instant Video membership, members can easily rent or buy the option to add them to their library and watch instantly. 

You can purchase Amazon Prime Instant Video for $99/year as part of their annual fee (which also includes the two-day shipping!), or $10.99 monthly Amazon Prime account (also includes two-day shipping!), or $8.99/month for just streaming video service.

Ready to get started (and do a little shopping)? Click here to check out these Amazon Prime packages. And to make sure your device is Amazon Instant Video compatible, click here: Amazon Instant Video Compatible Devices.

Hulu

Starting at just $7.99 per month, Hulu has grown to a very receptive audience of cord cutters that enjoy network TV on-demand, without the hefty DVR and cable package fees. You can even bump up your subscription to the $11.99 package to cut commercials. Interested in Hulu, commercial free, with Showtime? That’s just over $20/month. Many of the shows are available the day after they air on these popular networks: ABC, NBC, Fox, and the CW.

Hulu is even starting to get into original content with several cool shows that debuted in 2016 and even more slated for later this year in 2017. While it’s not nearly where HBO and Netflix are with the popularity of their original series, they are definitely in the ballpark and slowly offering more critically-acclaimed content for their subscribers.

Ready to start a Hulu subscription? There’s even a 30-day free trial for new subscribers. Click here to make sure your device is Hulu compatible: Hulu Compatible Devices.

DirecTV Now

It’s not what you think. DirecTV Now is different from its predecessor, the satellite service, DirecTV. Do you want satellite or dish content without the hassle of  dish installation or an aggravating outage due to weather? Well, thankfully DirecTV Now is available to meet that need. Starting at just $35/month you will receive channels such as: ESPN, Cartoon Network, USA, HGTV, Nickelodeon, AMC, A&E, Food Network, Bravo, History, E!, CNN, FX, Comedy Central, Spike, FS1, TBS, Animal Planet, FXX, TNT, Disney Channel, Discovery, Lifetime, Nat Geo, SyFy, TLC and more. ABC, FOX and NBC are included as well, but only in select markets.

Other DirecTV Now plans range from $40-$70 per month with a no-contracts policy. It’s easier than ever to test out this service with a 7-day free trial. One thing to keep in mind is that DirecTV Now live-streams TV show broadcasts, so there is no playback option. If you’re tied to a DVR or TiVo service, this may be a slight adjustment.

DirecTV Now is available via a streaming app and subscription to service. Here’s a list of devices that are currently supported by DirecTV Now. DirecTV Now Compatible Devices.

Sling TV

Sling TV is also new to the scene offering smaller bundles of affordable and popular cable channels at a much reduced price. And, for those cord cutters that want to catch the big game, this service will fit the bill most of the time. These bundles cost anywhere from $20 to $40 and offer channels such as ESPN, AMC, CNN, HGTV, Disney, and many more. SlingTV, like DirecTV Now, is a live TV stream. For the DVR fans out there, there are rumors that a “Cloud DVR” option will soon be available to all Sling subscribers. Right now, Sling TV’s Cloud DVR option is only available on Apple TV.

You can try Sling TV free for 7 days! Sling TV is available via a streaming app and subscription to service. Here’s a list of devices that are currently supported by Sling TV. Sling TV Compatible Devices.

#PoweredbyPoint

We hope you enjoy the brand new world of Cord-Cutting, and we are so glad that Point Broadband can help you cut the cord with our fast, reliable internet.

Stay Tuned

Have you heard of YouTubeTV? This service is very popular with cord-cutters. We’ll publish a full blog post about this exciting streaming service in the next few weeks.

 

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Point Broadband introduced as new company for rural internet

By: Powell Cobb

The Post Searchlight Original Article here.

Decatur County residents subscribed to Turner Broadband have grown more and more concerned over the past year with failing internet service and connection issues.

Owner Shane Turner spoke to the Decatur County Board of Commissioners Tuesday and introduced Jason Gaunt, the new COO of a company that is taking over Turner Broadband to provide fast and reliable internet service to customers around the county.

Point Broadband, recently formed through ITC Capital Partners, LLC in West Point, Georgia, has plans to launch services across three states starting as early as Feb. 1 in Cuthbert, Gauntt said. ITC Capital Partners has 130 years of experience in the telecommunications field, and both Gauntt and Turner are confident the services to be offered will be competitive and affordable.

“It sounds like it is going to be something pretty good for the Turner Broadband network and Decatur County,” Turner said.

According to Gauntt, 93 percent of Georgia has access to 10 megabit or higher connection speeds. It just so happens Decatur County is part of the other 7 percent.

“With the population that resides in this county, the existing customer base and the access to certain other infrastructure, it’s a very compelling story for us to go in and take a lot harder look, which we have done,” Gauntt said.

By Friday, Gauntt and Turner are expected to have a contract solidifying the merger. Also on the to-do list is a contract with Decatur County that will spell out the stipulations for Point Broadband to use county towers to mount its equipment on.

Additional equipment and upgrades to the current Turner Broadband equipment are in the works, Gauntt said.

“Hopefully we get the agreement tied down with Turner,” Gauntt said. “We want to stabilize the existing customers that are on the network today, and we are going to replace all the equipment that is on towers serving customers today with new, next-generational equipment to offer a new, more reliable service.”

Gauntt also alluded to the possibility of offering telephone and cable services down the road so customers would not have to rely on two or more providers at their homes.

“We are that confident,” Gauntt said.

The rough price range for service is between $60-$70 with connection speeds of five, 10 or 15 megabits. Commercial packages will also be offered that will cost more, but provide guaranteed service without a data cap.

Point Broadband is conducting studies across the county and compiling data to form heat maps, which show coverage points that will indicate where service will be.

Gauntt said he expected Point Broadband to be offering internet service to Decatur County within the next four months.
“Shane and his staff have done all they can,” Gauntt said. “It’s time now for us to come in and help him. A new face.”

As for new jobs, Gauntt said the success of the company will determine how many positions are created. If Point Broadband can return to the 3,000 customers Turner Broadband once had, then up to five new jobs could be made, he said.

Point Broadband selects Telrad LTE for Multi-Million Dollar, Multi-State Deployment

Leveraging high-power LTE technology to help rural customers access high-speed connectivity with options of ‘cutting the cord’ from traditional phone, satellite and cable services

Lod, Israel – December 21, 2016 —Telrad Networks, a global provider of TD-LTE broadband solutions, today announced that Point Broadband, a subsidiary of ITC Capital Partners, LLC and located in West Point, Georgia, has signed a multi-million dollar contract with Telrad Networks. Point Broadband will deploy Telrad LTE technology for their multi-state operation, which offers wireless broadband Internet services to underserved residents and businesses in rural and suburban areas.

Point Broadband’s initial deployments will cover areas of Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi, with plans to expand into several additional markets. The Internet Service Provider offers rural cities and towns, who have limited or no Internet service, high speed wireless broadband connectivity that meets the standard requirements of any modern day Internet user. Point Broadband has embraced the concept of ‘cutting the cord’, meaning that with reliable Internet, customers can use VoIP and entertainment streaming, enabling them to discontinue expensive landline phone, cable or satellite TV services.

Using a combination of the 3.65 GHz and 2.5 GHz frequency-bands, Point Broadband is leveraging licensed and semi-licensed bandwidth to develop the most dependable and uninterrupted Internet service.

Telrad technology enables Point Broadband to roll out a reliable, fast Internet service. Powered by Telrad’s flagship BreezeCOMPACT base station, the network offers key differentiating features which influenced Point Broadband in choosing Telrad’s standards-based LTE solution, including its affordable and scalable EPC, the advanced software-defined radio (SDR) base station capability, which allows for software-only upgrades, and the ability to overcome non-line-of-sight challenges.

“Telrad Networks is a key partner for our ISP business,” commented Todd Holt, chief executive officer of Point Broadband. “Their state-of-the-art solution supports our aggressive roadmap and business goals. With Telrad’s high-powered coverage, high capacity bandwidth and consistent connectivity, we are able to offer our customers the reliable, robust internet service they deserve.”

“We are honored to be selected by the Point Broadband team as the LTE solution provider for their large Internet service operation,” stated Chris Daniels, vice president and regional GM of North America for Telrad. “Our LTE solution was designed specifically for fixed broadband wireless networks such as this one, combining the power of LTE standards-based technology with flexibility and technical excellence. Telrad’s fixed-focused LTE improves operational efficiency and creates greater business value for our customers. We are very pleased to see our North American footprint growing with high quality organizations like Point Broadband, as more and more operators are leveraging the benefits of our LTE offering for fixed broadband.“

Point Broadband takes a very local approach with their business, offering a percentage of profits from a city or town to be donated back into the community.

Telrad solutions, operating in the sub-6 GHz bands, offer reliable fixed wireless broadband connectivity, with cost-optimized configurations, lower total cost of ownership, and NLOS capabilities. With maximum coverage and capacity, operators maintain more efficient, cost-effective networks that deliver an optimal user experience.

About Point Broadband

Point Broadband is headquartered in West Point, Georgia, a small town on the border of Georgia and Alabama. 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 smaller place. With no monthly usage caps and no contracts, our customers have the flexibility to connect with anyone, anywhere, at any time. (point-broadband.com)

About Telrad Networks
Telrad Networks is a global provider of innovative LTE broadband solutions, boasting over 300 4G deployments in 100 countries. Telrad stands at the forefront of the technology evolution of next-generation TD-LTE solutions in the sub-6 GHz market. Since 1951, the company has been a recognized pioneer in the telecom industry, facilitating the connectivity needs of millions of end-users through operators, ISPs and enterprises around the world.  (www.telrad.com)