Bloosurf's wireless networks design have already been in operation for more than five years.
Customers are connected via a wireless link between our tower and Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) that is provided and installed by Bloosurf so as to be in direct line of sight with our tower (see drawing below).
Bloosurf’s wireless last mile system tries to leverage free spectrum either by using unlicensed spectrum (900Mhz and 2.4/3.65/5.8 Ghz for access, 5.8 Ghz for backhaul) or licensed 2.5Ghz (Wimax) when a partnership can be found with a local licensee, such as a University.
The system relies as much as possible on commercial, off the shelf, electronic components (COTS) and open source software. It is ideally connected to an optic fiber backbone such as the MDBC fiber in the lower shore of Maryland.
Through this system, Bloosurf achieves connection speeds up to 10Mbps upstream and 10Mbps downstream several miles from the source.
The system is designed to serve a low number of subscribers and do so profitably.
The cost structure of this last mile network is substantially lower than any existing last mile solution because of its COTS components, free spectrum, and open source software. Thereby, making it affordable and economically sustainable in the rural market and most importantly, affordable to the average rural household and business.
Bloosurf is a member of the Maryland Broadband Cooperative (MDBC).