When you hear the word “wireless,” you tend to think about mobile or Wi-Fi devices. Most people do, as roughly 80% of internet traffic is consumed by end-user devices such as laptops, phones, tablets or gaming consoles connected to indoor Wi-Fi access points or routers. Until recently, unless you didn’t have access to DSL, cable or fiber, you probably didn’t think too much about how the data gets from the Wi-Fi access point or router to the internet. However, as more and more Wi-Fi access points are deployed, the gaps in the high-speed wired networks are becoming more apparent. Often, a fast wired access to the internet is not right there to connect it.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.cambiumnetworks.com/blog/why-does-fixed-wireless-broadband-matter-now/