Right now, frontline healthcare workers are working tirelessly to provide medical care during the coronavirus crisis. To provide adequate care, these workers need uninterrupted access to the critical online applications that help them manage their patients and cases. Help your hospital or mobile response unit keep its healthcare workers online during uncertain times with a fixed wireless internet failover.

While cable internet (where it’s available) is typically the best and most affordable option for hospitals, wired internet connections like cable are vulnerable to interruptions due to infrastructure maintenance, traffic accidents, extreme weather, vandalism, or other incidents. Luckily, when wired internet connections go down, wireless connections are still online.

A wireless failover option keeps hospitals and mobile response units online when their wired connection stops working. The failover only kicks in if your wired connection goes down, which prevents any dangerous interruptions in service. Instead of going offline, your internet router automatically simply switches to 5G or 4G LTE if your wired connection fails for any reason.

A 5G or 4G LTE backup gives healthcare workers full access to the online applications they need to track patients, manage workers, and save lives. With an internet failover in place, hospitals and mobile response units will never lose access to critical applications like patient management systems, employee management systems, or online billing and payroll systems.

5G and 4G LTE networks deliver an internet experience that’s fast enough to rival any wired internet connection. In urban areas, 5G can reach a mean download speed of up to 250 Mbps and 4G LTE has a mean download speed of more than 30 Mbps. In rural areas, 600 MHz 5G has mean download speeds of up to 34 Mbps and 4G LTE speeds often exceed 20 Mbps.

5G has an average upload speed of 14 Mbps and 4G LTE has an average upload speed of 16 Mbps, speeds that are fast enough to support critical online applications. If a hospital’s primary connection goes down, frontline healthcare workers with a failover shouldn’t have any problems running the applications that help them manage rising numbers of cases during an outbreak.

While satellite internet is also a wireless failover option for hospitals, it has a higher latency that leads to a slower internet experience. While mobile internet has an average latency of 35 milliseconds, satellite internet has an average latency of 600 milliseconds. Because a connection with a lower latency exchanges data with an online host more quickly, mobile internet feels faster even when it has the same download and upload speeds as satellite.

Equip your hospital or mobile response unit with a fast and reliable wireless internet failover. Start a chat or give us a call at 866-439-6630 to discover 5G and 4G LTE options in your area.