“Wildfire” 4G LTE fixed wireless high-speed internet uses radio signals, rather than cables, to provide high-speed internet in the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, and Nottoway where areas lack fiber optic, DSL, or cable.

Fixed wireless high speed internet uses transmission equipment mounted on towers that communicate with each other and the transceiver installed at the subscriber’s location. The transceiver consists of a small square-shaped antenna that contains the radio transmitter.

Unlike satellite Internet systems that communicate into outer space, fixed wireless antennas and radios use point-to-point and line of sight to communicate therefore latency is not an issue. The point-to-point signal transmissions occur through the air over the global microwave platform rather than through copper or optical fiber; therefore, fixed wireless does not require satellite feeds or local telephone service. The advantages of fixed wireless include the ability to connect users in remote areas without the need for laying new cables.