AIR-PIPE Broadband Internet

Happy 2010 from AIR-PIPE!

We've made it into a new year! As we continually strive to provide our customers with superior customer service and a quality internet service, AIR-PIPE is very excited for things to come. 2010 will prove to be a banner year for AIR-PIPE and we plan on keeping you posted with updates as they unfold.

Best wishes to you and your family from the team at AIR-PIPE.
We hope you have a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

AIR-PIPE Is In The Top 10!

AIR-PIPE is the Fastest ISP in the Inland Northwest

AIR-PIPE is currently listed as one of the top 10 providers in download and upload speeds in our area (a list which includes big dogs like Comcast). Way to go AIR-PIPE! Speedtest.net is a widely accepted website used to test the speed of the Internet connection at your home or business.

AIR-PIPE subscribes to the truth in advertisement. We let an unbiased company reflect to you that AIR-PIPE is the fastest WISP (Wireless Internet Service Provider) in the area. With most of the other ISPs who were listed on Speedtest.net providing service via a cable connection, AIR-PIPE is proud to acknowledge how hard we have worked and how far we have come to provide our customers with a fast, reliable, fixed wireless Broadband Internet using the superior Motorola Canopy Technology.

To view these statistics yourself visit Speedtest.net and click on "World Results" at the top of the page. Then, through several clicks you will need to navigate to the Spokane area on the map to display the results.

TECH-TIP: Unsure About Your Speed? Try Speedtest.net

Visit Speedtest.net

What is a Speed Test?

  • An Internet speed test is a tool offered for free by multiple websites such as Speedtest.net that tests the speed of your Internet connection. You can use the results to compare the speeds you're getting with the speeds you've been promised in your Internet contract. Each test you run gives you information regarding the speed of both your uploads and downloads. Many of these tests also provide comparison data for other customers of the same company within the region, so you can get an idea of whether your speeds are up to par with what everyone else is getting.

Performing the Test

  • To perform the Internet speed test, the website will first choose a server based as close to you as possible. By choosing the shortest path between you and one of these servers, the host of the test can cut down on auxiliary noise and other factors that could produce unreliable results. Once this is done, the program will use your computer to both send and receive packets of data to and from the server. It does this for a specific amount of time, then measures how much of the data went through. This gives you an idea of how fast your connection is. In order to get the clearest, best results, many companies recommend that you manually choose a server to "bounce" off, then test your speeds against the same server each time you run the test. This way, you can cut back on the amount of uncertainty in the various test methods.

Nothing to Download

  • Few Internet speed tests require you to download anything to run the program, other than the latest version of Flash. These tests usually use Flash to display the results in the quickest manner possible. Other than that, everything is browser-based, so you don't have to worry about purchasing anything or keeping any unwanted programs on your computer's hard drive.

Don't forget to Rate your ISP when you perform a speed test!

WOW/AIR-PIPE Receives The "Heartbeat Of America" Award

AIR-PIPE/WOW Receives The Heartbeat Of America Award

Wired or Wireless, Inc. (WOW), the parent company of AIR-PIPE, recently received the prestigious "Heartbeat Of America" award presented by Rear Admiral Kevin F. Delaney. This hard working American company was hand selected and awarded this honor on the Heartbeat Of America special television series, hosted by William Shatner.

This Special, which débuted Thursday December 3rd, 2009 at 5:00AM PST on the AmericanLife Channel, featured an interview by William Shatner with Bill Geibel Jr., President and William B. Geibel, Vice President owners of WOW. In addition to presenting WOW with this award, the episode explored what WOW is about and the history behind the owners.

"I am honored to accept this award from Heartbeat of America", Bill Jr. exclaimed, "WOW is a dependable, honest company in its tenth year of locally owned, operated, and affordable services and is definitely worthy of such a distinguished honor."

Click here to view the Heartbeat of America episode featuring WOW/AIR-PIPE online.

Satisfied Customer Quote

"You folks are some of the very best in servicing your customers. I spent 43 years in grocery management & I understand what real superior, customer service is & all of you at WOW/Air-Pipe reflect the words coined by Safeway, "superior customer service," in every way. Thank you for all you give to so many people who need a quality Internet connection.

Please pass our Christmas greetings to your entire staff & yes ... thank you for your hard work tower climbers!

My wife & I hope all of you have a very blessed Christmas & a bright New Year."

Verlin M.

AIR-PIPE Team Member BIO

Jeremy Pointer

Jeremy Pointer, Two-Way Field Technician

Jeremy Pointer is a new addition to the WOW/AIR-PIPE team. He has been at work in the telecommunications industry for a total of 14 years. In 1996 after attending school for culinary arts, he left his career in the kitchen for an 8 year enlistment in the USAF. Formally trained as a Ground Radio Communications Journeyman in the USAF he assumes a position at our Sandpoint Idaho location. Jeremy has experience working in many areas of telecom including SatCom, Microwave, Two-Way and Wi-Fi aspects of our industry. His favorite pass times are cooking for his friends and family, and woodworking.

Jeremy handles all our two-way radio maintenance and service calls through Wired Or Wireless, Inc. at our office located in Sandpoint Idaho.

NOTICE: Silver Mountain Webcams Brought to You By AIR-PIPE

Silver Mountain Webcam Brought To You By AIR-PIPE

Its that beautiful time of year again to enjoy the slopes at your local ski resorts. Click here to check out the up-to-the-minute webcam videos of Silver Mountain's base, tubing park, and water park which were installed by our WOW technicians with a broadband Internet feed courtesy of AIR-PIPE.

If you are interested in providing surveillance for your home or business by installing one or more video camera systems at your location with convenient remote broadband Internet access contact one of our WOW Representatives today for more information.