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. We have continued 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:
I live here. I use this internet every day and I started this business because of the slow speeds I was getting from “the other guys”. I would be disingenuous if I provided you a service that was worse than the one I am using at my own house. My house has a 30Mbit “Home AC Extreme” package and it is fast enough for everything I want or need to do.
I plan on owning this company and providing a great internet service at a reasonable price for years to come. I don’t want to do anything to jeopardize that future.
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.