Frequently Asked Questions
How does fixed wireless work?
Leap Communications utilizes the latest in fixed wireless communications technology to connect your home or business to our network. Our transmission equipment is installed on tall towers, across the country side, which transmits to our receipt equipment that we install at your home.
How is Fixed Wireless different than Satellite?
No, Leap Communications uses a land-based fixed wireless communications network WE built. What this means for you, is extremely fast speeds with ridiculously low latency. And best of all, our network is not plagued by issues such as solar flares and extremely high latency like satellite-based delivery networks are.
What is latency and why does it matter to me?
Latency is the time it takes for a packet to be sent from your computer, through the internet to a destination (website) and then back to your computer. Think of it like the time it takes for you to drive from your house, pick up that hot pizza for supper and then drive back home. If you have to drive a few thousand miles to do this, like satellite-based internet service providers, it’s going to take long time to make that trip and your pizza will be cold by the time you arrive home. Whereas with our fixed wireless network, you would only be driving a couple of miles. To put this into real numbers, a satellite system will typically have 300-800 mS of latency, whereas the Leap Communications network is less than 10 mS of latency.
Can I get your service at my house?
Take a look at the Communities Served page, give us a call or fill out the Contact form to find out. If you don't see your area, rest assured that we’re constantly expanding and growing our network to be able to provide more people with the quality internet service they deserve.
Do you offer home phone service or television service?
We feel that by focusing on one thing, we’re able to do that thing exceptionally well, instead of spreading our resources across multiple facets of the business and only doing an OK job at each of those things. Additionally, there are many established internet-based phone and TV streaming services to choose from that each do an exceptional job. Pairing those with your Leap Communications internet connection gets you, the customer, the best of all worlds.
What does a typical installation look like?
To be able to receive our service, our professional installers will install a small antenna on the outside of the house (smaller than a satellite TV dish).
Is there an installation fee?
Standard installation, which includes providing the antenna, power supply, mounting equipment, cables and professional installation is a one-time fee of $99. Extenuating circumstances may incur additional fees but those will always be discussed prior to any work being done.
Do I have to buy/lease the equipment or provide a deposit?
The simple answer is no! We provide all equipment free of charge, as well as maintain that equipment at our cost. If you don't have a wireless home router, we do offer on for $7/month.
Do I have to sign up for a contract?
We like to keep things as simple as possible and we’re confident you’ll love the service we provide, so this means no contracts! You simply pay month-by-month or whatever schedule works best for you.
What type of uptime do you have?
Leap Communications makes every effort to avoid unforeseen outages by employing numerous levels of redundancy throughout our network. By doing this, we’re able to achieve and maintain 99.9% uptime. In an ideal world we’d love to have 100% uptime but as with any technology, there are always unforeseen circumstances that rarely interrupt or slow service. You can rest assured that we’re designing, building and maintaining a network to provide as much uptime as humanly possible. Any scheduled service interruptions (due to maintenance) will be communicated in advance.
How do I pay my bill?
We offer a number of different payment options to make it as easy as possible. We offer automatic payment options such as ACH bank transfers and recurring credit and debit card payments. You can easily manage your payments through our Customer Portal.
Your competition is "cheaper", why is that?
Is your service better/faster than XYZ company?
Leap Communications is committed to building the best network, to provide the best service, using the latest technologies available. Others may advertise “Best” “Fastest” “Most Reliable” but we prefer to speak with our actions, by letting you try the service for yourself. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the service we offer.