NITRO is our 5th Generation Broadband Platform designed to deliver reliable High Speed Internet Service to Homes and Businesses by using a combination of high capacity microwave and fiber-optic links. The platform is designed with best of breed manufacturers to deliver high bandwidth with low latency with speeds up to 40x faster than DSL and up to 25x faster than satellite and other wireless solutions.
A variety of packages are available to cater to your every need. NITRO Broadband delivers blazing fast connection speeds allowing users to download Music, Movies, Online Gaming, Social Networking, VoIP, and more.
Don’t be fooled by some competitive offers. There is a difference between other providers “advertised” and “actual” speeds. NITRO Broadband is designed around SPEED, RELIABILITY, and FLEXIBILITY.
NITRO Broadband offers faster service and prioritizes Real-Time Applications providing a better customer experience.
Stream HD Movies and Video from popular service (Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, SLING, etc.), Facetime, IM, Social Media and Online Gaming. Hudson Valley Wireless optimizes your Internet delivering a truly valued experience.
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Several factors should be considered when comparing broadband technologies. It's not all about bandwidth. There are other considerations including latency, packet loss, and jitter that should be calculated to determine the actual "speed" of a connection. Over subscription and Uptime guarantee are also factors for determining a reliable connection. The chart below was created to contrast the available broadband technologies. Compare our plans against Cable, Fiber Optic, DSLand other wireless, Cellular and Satellite plans.
Broadband refers to High-Speed Internet access and advanced telecommunications services In New York State, broadband service is primarily delivered via cable modem, fiber-optic cable, digital subscriber line (DSL), or through mobile wireless (3G/4G/LTE).
In fact, NITRO Broadband by Hudson Valley Wireless is the ONLY wireless technology in the Capital Region that meets New York State’s definition   speed requirement to be called “Broadband”.
Click Here to view a map of “Broadband Providers” within the Capital Region.
To learn more about broadband and other available technologies download a copy of New York State’s Annual Report.
The broadband product delivered by the Fiber Optic and Cable companies is not available to the average consumer in rural areas due to construction costs. The average cost to deploy this type of service in rural areas is $40,000 per mile. Cable is regulated by their franchise agreement and only available to homes with densities between 25-30 homes per mile.
Even if the service passes rural residence there may be a cost to extend the service to the residence.
Example: If the driveway is ¼ mile long, the construction will cost $10,000.
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) is provided by the Incumbent or Competitive Local Exchange Carrier over conventional telephone lines. In rural areas this technology is deployed over aging copper telephone lines originally installed to provide “Lifeline” telephone service. This program is highly subsidized in the rural areas through government programs and the telephone companies do not want to invest more capital into a legacy infrastructure.
DSL speeds vary based on distance from the Central Office of Fiber Optic SLIC. This service is typically not available to residences that live several miles from the telephone companies Central Office due to load coils, old copper facilities and other limitations.
Satellite Internet service requires the transmission of data to a satellite orbiting the Earth located over 200-miles away. The time it takes to transmit the data is called Latency. High Latency = Slower Speed
The latency on satellite is over 480ms compared to NITRO Broadband around 20ms. That makes NITRO 24x faster than any Satellite service.
These networks are often “oversubscribed” by over allocating network resources. This is a usage based system and the cost per GB is very high.
Most cellular networks deploy a CDMA technology that is optimized for voice calls. Recent upgrades have allowed them to deploy data services over their 3G and 4G platforms.
4G service is not available in all areas. Even if the service is available, many towers in rural areas lack the middle mile transport facilities to support data on the network. In fact, some of the major cellular carrier rely on Hudson Valley Wireless to backhaul their network traffic to rural towers.
These networks have higher latency and are oversubscribed due to the number of voice subscribers. This is a usage based system and the cost per GB is very high.
High Speed Internet Access is delivered by placing an antenna on the home or business. The antenna is aimed towards an Access Point located on an adjacent tower or structure.
The towers are linked together using High Capacity Microwave and Fiber Optics until the traffic reaches the Internet Backbone.
Signal is brought from the antenna into a router where multiple computers or devices have access to the service.
Our advanced network of towers is designed to deliver Broadband Service to Rural Areas.
Before cutting the cord, we recommend that you calculate your cable or satellite bill and view the available channel lineup / content from Over the Top (OTT) and Over the Air (OTA) providers.
Subscribers can install an antenna or subscribing to a streaming service that includes a live TV option. If you choose the later, you'll need to figure out a way to access it either through your TV, a streaming stick, a set-top box, or a game console.Click to download the brochure
Hulu With Live TV, Sling TV, Direct TV Now, Real Choice TV, Playstation Vue and YouTube TV are all choices for LIVE STREAMING.
You can also visit some of the network websites (FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS, The CW, and PBS) to view your favorite shows or download the network.
CBS All Access, HBO, Showtime, and Starz are available for download on your TV or streaming device.
Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime are examples of popular streaming services. These services provide you with access to thousands of movies and shows. NITRO Broadband is fast and reliable allowing our users to access popular steaming service and watch live TV.
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