So your local cable provider is who everyone goes to when they buy Internet for their home or apartment. Why wouldn’t they be the best solution for our MDU? It is who everyone goes out and buys now, aren’t they what everyone wants.
The answer is no. They are just the only option that individuals can go out and get. They are a monopoly.
So what are my options as a property owner?
What you want is a company that specializes in providing Internet to MDUs. Here are some of the reasons:
A company like this or like DojoNetworks builds a business class fiber and Ethernet network on your property that YOU own, increasing the value of your property for banks, investors and for when you go to sell. That also gives you the power when negotiating service contracts for YOUR property. Cable companies install infrastructure that only THEY can use.
The type of network that Dojo or a company like ours installs an enterprise Ethernet network to every apartment and something called cloud managed Access Points (AP) in our case Ruckus Access Points, not Routers or cable modems. This allows for wireless spectral efficiency. Meaning that the wireless spectrum is much better managed to deal with wireless congestion, the user’s experience is much better and much faster. Also if an individual AP would happen to fail, no one’s internet fails or stops working as the system is self healing and very redundant. (If in the rare instance an AP fails, in our case, our monitoring picks this up and automatically creates a support ticket, which the issue can be remotely repaired or a truck roll/service visit is scheduled to repair or replace it).
An MDU provider such as Dojo can support residents down to their devices. We can support their IPhone, their laptop, their printer, their set-top box like AppleTV or any other device they happen bring to their apartment.
You can install IOT and smart building technology anywhere on your property, you can’t do that with a cable provider. We provide a property-wide guest network so visitors have an easy way to jump on to the Internet.
Is this type of system secure? Yes it’s very secure, it can be secured down to the apartment or individual resident.