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Just like any other
internet provider - but better.
Gateway Nodes: Big savings from the source
The gateway is where you actually connect to the internet. Althea’s internet access is purchased from the same place as other major internet providers, but there’s one HUGE difference. We don’t upcharge. You get the wholesale price: pennies per gigabyte. This means you ONLY pay for the internet you use.
Relay Nodes: What makes Althea local
Relays are how the internet signal gets around town. People can choose to host a relay on their property and receive profit shares from the broadband they pass to customers. This means more money staying in the community you live in.
User Nodes: Giving you more control
User nodes are the devices you have in your home like routers, modems, etc. Althea’s smart routers are programmed to automatically find the fastest and cheapest bandwidth connection available. Althea’s software also lets you control your internet speed and pricing 24/7.
HOW WE STAY LOCAL
Tailored to your community.
All Althea networks are built with your community in mind. We build networks with existing infrastructure (buildings, towers, trees, etc.), and can bring sustainable internet access to almost any terrain.
Althea networks are run by members of your community. Althea employs local technicians who are available to help when you need it most. Our relays are hosted by your neighbors.
When you pay for Althea, most of your money stays in the community - instead of going to corporation thousands of miles away.
HOW OUR NETWORKS ARE BETTER
keep you connected
when you need
Althea operates as a mesh network. Every Althea device creates an encrypted, connected pathway for internet signals.
Instead of one internet source, Althea’s internet signal comes from every user. This creates an overlap in signals that keeps you connected with the fastest speeds at all times.
Althea networks give you a strong, reliable, and self-healing internet experience that ALWAYS keeps you connected.
Watch below to see a simulation of how our networks would respond to a power outage.
HOW SMART ROUTERS HELP YOU
your new router…
Our routing protocol is designed to save you money by making our routers extremely picky.
Althea routers look for the cheapest and fastest internet connection 24/7 to save you money and stress.
With this proprietary technology we also give you the choice when it comes to internet speeds and pricing with a simple slider that works in real time!
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