What is

High Speed Broadband?

Speeds and Technologies

What can you do with it?

Our world and how business is done started shifting tremendously after the Great Recession of 2008/2009.  As Baby Boomers retire rapidly and a new generation has hold the pace of this change has quickened.  COVID-19 will accelerate that change and we see it before our own eyes.  Highspeed Broadband is not a nice-to-have; It is a Must-Have. 

During 2019’s Boulder Junction Public Information meetings, the High Speed Broadband Workgroup focused on educating the community on what High Speed Broadband is.


Data transfer

to and from the

World Wide Web

The Internet of Things

Consumer Tech |  Emailing, Photo Sharing, Social Media, Web Browsing, Banking, Gaming, Streaming TV, Videos, Movies, & Music


Smart Homes  Security Systems, Thermostat Monitoring, Cameras, & Smart Devices.


Tele-Education | Online Courses, College Courses, Webinars & School Research.

Tele-Health Health Screening, Health Monitoring, Patient Care, Physician Appointments, Patient Education & Self Care via Telecommunications.

Tele Commuting Phone & Video Conferencing, Document Sharing, Cloud Software, Graphic Design, Secure Tunneling & E-Commerce... ect.

And so much more...

How Much

Speed do you

really need?


It all takes bandwidth

Almost anything you can imagine is possible on the Internet today, it's the way today's business happens.  However, that all takes bandwidth, which is the amount and speed of data your "pipe" will handle.

Think of it as an Electrical Service comparison; you can have a 30 AMP Service to your home or a 400 AMP, the bigger the AMP the more electricity you get.  It's the same with Broadband, you can get 3MB service to your home or 1GB (1000MB), the bigger the bandwidth, the more you can do with it.

1000 Bytes = 1 Kilobyte (KB)

1000 KBs = 1 Megabyte (MB)

1000 MBs = 1 Gigabyte (GB)

1 MB = 8 Megabits per second (Mbps)

Here are some general download speed requirements


0-5 Mbps

Works for:

  • Checking email

  • Streaming music on one device

  • Searching on Google

Most of Vilas County has 10Mbps or less

5-40 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video on one device

  • Video calling with Skype or FaceTime

  • Online gaming for one player

Where most normal homes & businesses are today.

40-100 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming HD video on a few devices

  • Multiplayer online gaming

  • Downloading large files

Where most urban homes & businesses are today.

100-500 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video in UHD on multiple screens

  • Downloading files quickly

  • Gaming online for multiple players

Businesses have symmetrical requirements & speeds over 1Gbps

500-1000+ Mbps

Works for:

  • Doing a lot of almost anything

Businesses have symmetrical requirements & speeds over 1Gbps

The new US federal standard for basic Broadband is

25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload.

Without this project almost all of Boulder Junction falls below this baseline.

Virtual workers, consultants, and new businesses require even more speed.  They need Highspeed Broadband. 

Types of Internet Delivery

  • Fiber Optic Cable

    Theoretically Unlimited

    Today’s speeds – 25 to 100MB

  • Fixed Wireless

    Potential speeds to 1GB

    Today’s speeds – 12 to 25MB

  • Cable

    Potential speeds to 1GB​

    Today’s speeds – 12 to 25MB

  • Cellular 


    Up to 300MB (5G up to 10GB)​

  • DSL

    Telco Companies

    Copper lines – 100MB limit​

  • Satellite

    Today’s Speeds

    Up to 25MB

Boulder Junction is currently using DSL provided by CenturyLink 

This is one of the slowest types of internet delivery.  


Boulder Junction High Speed Broadband Project


Deadline to Sign up for FREE Installation WAS

OCTOBER 31, 2020


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