As a resident of the Kurten area, I was frustrated by the slow internet speeds that the “big boys” were providing. I knew there had to be a better way.
I started out in February of 2012 with the goal of getting faster internet for myself and neighbors. Once people started hearing about my service, demand grew quickly. I started Brazos WiFi (formerly Kurten WiFi) with 12 customers. In about 14 months, I have grown from 2 towers to 12 towers covering roughly 50 square miles of Eastern Brazos County. I plan on continuing to expand the great service that I provide as demand grows.
The question I hear most often is: How do I know you will provide better service than "Company X".
My answer is:
The Brazos WiFi network is a fully routed network that is redundant where possible. Our network is built with these safeguards:
- Dual upstream providers who utilize different routes in and out of Brazos County.
- Dynamic OSPF routing within our network to automatically route around problem areas (a tower going offline due to lightning or otherwise).
- Battery backups with run-times greater than 24 hours on all key nodes.
- Solar panels to provide extended run-times on the major "ring" that makes up the backbone of Brazos WiFi's network.