Fiber is not always feasible. In certain cases, the expense of long-distance fiber builds leave Merit Members searching for alternatives. If you are in need of a low-cost connection or simply want a backup solution for your primary Merit connection, Merit Cellular Wireless could be the perfect fit.
Innovation is an integral part of our mission. Throughout our history, Merit has seized opportunities to diversify our members’ connectivity picture in ways that weren’t previously possible. In response to the evolving needs of our members and the rapid maturity of wireless technologies, Merit generated a pilot project to test the application of a low-cost wireless solution that comes with full Merit support and wireless modem customer premise equipment (CPE).
TEAMING UP WITH AT&T WIRELESS/CELLULAR
This wireless solution consists of a Cradlepoint device equipped with AT&T LTE cellular service. Merit has worked with AT&T to provide members with unlimited data and prioritized traffic on their network, while Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) private routing brings the traffic back to Merit.
- Automated backup to your primary Merit connection
- Low cost
- Easy to deploy
- Expands the Merit network
- Can act as a point of connectivity during service transitions
Read our wireless solutions blog, featuring a Q&A with David Dennis, Merit’s executive director of product management!