How do you connect an entire town that is stranded? Recently, forest fires in Oregon destroyed the fiber backbone along a 27-mile stretch that connected a town of 800 surviving homes and businesses. While the fires did not burn the town, all the residents were left without critical communication. Told that it would take four to six months to restore the fiber link, a collective of local groups set about to restore communication. Multi-gigabit wireless connectivity makes it easier to respond quickly when unpredictable events destroy communications infrastructure. Indeed, for these residents, Wireless IS the New Fiber.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.cambiumnetworks.com/blog/fixed-wireless-the-faster-answer-when-disaster-strikes/