In the 21st century, the internet is an integral part of daily life. For many, it’s as necessary for work as a car is. Depending on your type of work, sometimes more so. As Door County residents, we all know that getting reliable, fast internet service can be difficult, particularly if you live outside the County’s “urban” areas—that is, Sturgeon Bay, Baileys Harbor, Egg Harbor, Fish Creek, and Sister Bay. Indeed, directly outside of these town centers, and particularly in Northern Door County, internet service can be non-existent.
“It’s not uncommon for me to hear clients complain that, just down the road, people are getting internet speeds of 60–70Mbps, while their internet averages 10Mbps merely because a faster network doesn’t come out to their house,” says Nathan Drager, owner of Quantum Technologies. “It can be very frustrating,” he adds, “and can really limit your ability to connect to the outside world or, in many cases, do business.”
Since the beginning of 2021, Quantum Technologies has been able to offer an excellent solution to the problem of high-speed internet in more rural parts of Door County: Starlink—a satellite internet service offering speeds that often exceed Door County’s cable internet services. [Read more…]