Atlanta-based First Mile Communications, a provider of Internet access, will offer high-capacity wireless Internet services to Miami businesses, beginning today.
First Mile buys its Internet access from Terremark Worldwide's NAP of the Americas building in Miami. A business who uses First Mile would have a transmitter put on the roof of its building, which would recieve Internet signals from First Mile's base at the NAP building. Customers would have to be located no farther than three miles from the NAP building.
Businesses may find wireless Internet to be an advantage over traditional wired connections during hurricanes, when landlines can become damaged, said Stan Allen, president of First Mile.
The company is offering speeds between 3mbps to 100mbps, and prices start at $350 a year. It recently launched its services in the Tampa area, and Allen said the company has plans to expand its offerings to other areas of Miami with additional hub sites.