Mobile Wi-Fi means a lot of different things to a lot of different people – we’ve seen that as we operate Blue Magic and help people out with getting the connections they need, where they are.
One example is when you’re on the road…
We talked to a couple a few weeks ago, Bob and Harriet, who are partners in operating an over the road business with an owned tractor-trailer truck. They’ve been doing it a while, and are fairly comfortable on the road as a whole.
As independent operators, they don’t have the same kinds of company support that some other truckers do. That extends to communications as well, where it gets tough to do all of those things that need done digitally from truck stops, as you can well imagine.
So Bob and Harriet drive with a mobile hardware piece up front on the console, and they get the kind of robust mobile connection you would want to stay on the Internet and connected to the world outside as they roll on down the highway.
Or take Jack, a long-haul trucker who works for a company. There are a lot of things that Jack needs to document, from time logs to other types of fleet tracking reports. But if he doesn’t have reliable Wi-Fi, that gets a lot harder.
In this case, the company provides some sort of substandard connectivity, but Jack wanted to promote better outcomes while he’s on the road. He wanted things to be quick and easy with adequate broadband and decent connection and so he took out his own service to get that done.
We hear all kinds of stories like these from truck drivers who are delivering all of America’s essential goods going from one place to another every day.
From sea to shining sea, ISPs are providing that seamless connection that keeps people able to communicate, pay bills, shop, and do so many other things that the Internet is now supporting in our personal and business lives. And that’s an important service, one that none of us should take for granted. In fact, just a few decades ago, none of it existed at all!
Changes in Mobile Wi-Fi
At the same time, we’re seeing a lot of changes in the technology itself.
5G is finally getting rolled out, and it’s showing how capable national networks can be. It’s sort of changing the calculus on connectivity in some ways, and some of those ways promote mobile Wi-Fi more. In other words, instead of getting a cable modem connection from your big name ISP, you can go with an alternative like Blue Magic, save money, and keep the same convenience you’d expect.
So whether you are a truck driver or somebody in your home, you can take a look at this alternative and see if it makes sense for you.