In traditional tower-based networks, a central tower beams the signal in straight lines (sometimes on three different frequencies.) If terrain or an object blocks the straight line, there will be a dead spot where the tower cannot “see”.
As the signal moves further away it loses strength, which decreases the data rate. For example, a data rate of 50 Mbps near the tower degrades as the client gets further away until the data rate dissipates to zero. This results in a poor experience for users at the edge of the tower’s range.
Our network is a combination of fiber and our own technology, MagiNet™ Therefore, our Internet service isn’t based on a tower or cellular service; we use mesh technology.
All streaming services, such as Netflix or Amazon Prime Video*, require a minimum amount of consistent bandwidth to function without interruption (buffering). Without that bandwidth important services such as on-line schooling and video conferencing are interrupted. Many Internet related factors affecting performance are beyond the control of the local Internet Service Provider (ISP), however, one key factor in the control of an ISP operating MagiNet™ is the minimum amount of bandwidth available to each customer through its network.
The design of MagiNet™ ensures that the connection between your home and the Internet is capable of delivering GSB™ by ensuring the connection has the physical capacity to deliver that performance, by limiting the number of users sharing the bandwidth and by ensuring that weather effects are minimized. Additionally, Mage Networks purchases sufficient bandwidth to support that usage level across the whole network. Using New Bandwidth Injection™ (NBI™), the network gets upgraded whenever any of these factors change in a way that might impact the guarantee.
Recognizing our customers need for these critical services to operate at peak performance levels, Mage Networks has implemented GSB™, or Guaranteed Streaming Bandwidth™, to all Internet service offerings. The GSB™ ensures the MagiNet™ service delivers to all customers the guaranteed minimal bandwidth required to operate these essential services.
*Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are registered trademarks of Netflix, Inc. and Amazon Technologies Inc. respectively.
Rural communities typically encounter challenges with Internet access simply based on geography. Our mission at Mage Networks is to connect you to Fast, Consistent and Reliable Internet you can count. With our Guaranteed Streaming Bandwidth, you can say good-bye to buffering, whether you’re counting on us to stream a Video-Conference or catch your favourite shows on Netflix.
A bad Internet connection can have a negative impact on your business. We offer a Guaranteed Streaming Bandwidth – meaning you can Video-Conference from dawn til dusk without issue, download, upload and do whatever you need to do to run your business.
Parental Controls On WiFi - Build a family-friendly experience online
Kids are exposed to more online now than ever before. Parents should be aware that community WiFi does not restrict any content. But we’re here to share resources that can help you monitor how your children browse the web.
Here are a list of services offering parental controls: