The Gas Co-ops recently announced the cost of their upcoming WiMax service. Why are your rates so much lower?
There are 2 main reasons why our costs are lower. The most important is the technology that we use. An expensive WiMax cell has a coverage area of around 1000 square kms. A less costly WiDox cell has coverage of around 10,000 square kms. A WiMax network would need to equip and maintain at least 10 towers to provide similar coverage. The capital investment cost and the operating cost per customer is much higher. The second main reason why our service rates are lower, is that Harewaves overheads are much lower. We work hard to control costs; we know what our neighbours are dealing with and what is important to them . Everyone at Harewaves works. Additional expertise is contracted as required. There are no expensive buildings or executives at Harewaves. Another part of controlling the costs is managing the network traffic.