High-Speed Internet in Windsor, Ontario That’s Neighbour Approved.
If you’re looking for high-speed internet in Windsor, your choice often comes down to which provider will service your internet the best.
Will they answer the phone when you call, will you get a response if you have internet issues, and are they the most recommended internet provider by your neighbours?
It's not just about who is the cheapest option in your area.
What High Speed internet options are available in Windsor?
There are multiple options for getting high-speed internet in Windsor and Essex County. WaveDirect proudly offers cable and fixed wireless broadband internet with speeds up to 120 Mbps within the city and up to 25 Mbps for Windsor residents that don't have access to cable (ex: neighbourhoods leaving the city limits by the Windsor Airport).
With millions being invested in the Windsor-Essex County region to bring high speed to our communities, WaveDirect has already brought fibre into sections of Kingsville, Ontario, and will be expanding into more and more regions of Windsor and it's surrounding area.
The Best Internet Options for Windsor Residents:
Dongles and Satellite Internet: Not a Viable Option
When searching for internet in Windsor, you might have been presented with the options of 5G or LTE rocket stick dongles or satellite internet options, especially if you are just outside the city limits. These do offer high-speed internet but have significant disadvantages.
Let's take a look.
What's wrong with dongles or mobile hotspots?
What are LTE or 5G dongles?
These connect to mobile networks and then let your computer or smart devices connect to the internet through a USB stick or Mobile Hotspot. These are often easy to set up, but they are far from a perfect solution.
Dongles or mobile hotspots often come with restrictive data caps. If you were going to watch Netflix via a LTE dongle, you would hit that data cap in no time. After you've exhausted your allotted data, you could rack up serious bills if you continue using the internet.
There's also the fact that you generally can only use a dongle on one device at a time as they are optimized only for one device.
Satellite Internet's Problems
Satellite internet providers offer high speeds from anywhere and have served Essex & Windsor regions until fixed wireless coverage matured and until cable became more available to additional areas of Windsor. With satellite Internet, you install a satellite dish and your internet is beamed to you from low orbit or high orbit satellites.
The main issue with satellite internet is it can be more expensive and often intermittent. Due to its long travel time, satellite internet has a high latency, which means it generally can't be used for gaming and struggles when used to stream video. Your data would take too long to reach the server and you would experience catastrophic lag.
How to Get Reliable Rural High-Speed Internet in Windsor
We've talked about satellite internet and LTE dongles and shown you why these solutions might not give you the best high-speed internet service. So, what are your options for internet in Windsor, Ontario?
What makes us different from other high-speed internet companies?
Instead of asking you to connect to a LTE base station or a satellite, the better option is fibre, cable, or fixed wireless internet.
What does fixed wireless internet mean?
With fixed wireless internet, a small dish is installed on your home, which connects to a power source, and your router inside your home. The dish communicates with a WaveDirect broadband antenna installed on the ground, providing a faster more reliable service, even during a storm.
WaveDirect also helps Windsor residents to set up networking in your home and get you connected to the right wireless router, giving you excellent Wi-Fi wherever you are in your house.
If fixed wireless is available in your area, the dish we set up on your home connects you to our wireless towers, which are connected to very high-speed fibre internet feed. All you need to connect to our tower is a clear line of sight.
Can you get TV with your Internet?
A regulated IPTV (TV) service is coming soon to WaveDirect's internet customers, providing the popular channels you love at a competitive price.
High-Speed Internet FAQs
What Speeds Can I Get?
The speeds that you'll get will depend on the high-speed internet option available to you. For a fixed wireless connection, how close you are to the base station and how clear a line of sight you have. Most customers choose 15 or 25 Mbps plans to handle their needs if they are outside of Windsor city limits. For cable internet in Windsor, we offer speeds of up to 120 Mbps, depending on your address.
If you are using multiple devices at the same time in your home, or if you use Wifi as the primary way to access the internet in your home, your speeds will vary.
For the best results, we recommend connecting to the router using an Ethernet cable. If you are within the Windsor city limits, you can get 50-120 Mbps speeds with our cable internet service.
What Areas of Windsor, Ontario do you cover?
In the Windsor region, depending on your address, WaveDirect may offer cable high speed internet or a fixed wireless connection if you are closer to the county.
Our rural internet services are available throughout Essex County and Chatham-Kent highlighted in green with our cable services in blue.
WaveDirect is most known for a superior level of support.
9 in 10 neighbours recommend WaveDirect to their friends and family.
While there are plenty of other high speed internet providers in Windsor, Ontario to choose from, we at WaveDirect are best known for friendly local service, skilled technicians and helpful support staff right here in Windsor and Essex County.
Is WaveDirect Trusted By Windsor Residents?
Thousands of Essex County customers have trusted WaveDirect since our first customer signed up with us in 2004. Many of our Windsor neighbours have been with us for over 10 years!
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Ready to make the switch?
Getting high-speed internet in Windsor is not just possible, it's easy! You can even give it a try if you're outside of the city area.
To see what might be available in your area, use the form at the top of the page to search for your address.