About Ranch Wireless Internet
A.S.A.P. Communications was founded in 1995 by Allen and Shawna Pooley. Allen and Shawna are both licensed amateur radio operators and have ben since the 1980s. We created packet radio data networks across South Texas and ran a BBS on radio only covering 5 bands and were part of the early amprnet system when most were only on dialup and few people knew of an internet! After the purchase of Horizon Communications (which was founded in 1967) and a portion of Automation Electronics in 1998, we incorporated in July of 1999 as Horizon Telecom, Inc and renamed ourselves to Ranch Wireless, Inc. a few years later. Our mission is to furnish our clients with superior products and services with exceptional value for their communication investment and Shawna continues to run the business today with the help of our able employees as Ranch Wireless, Inc. (I changed the name because I became tired of wrong numbers from the Northeast US as people were looking for a different company in New Jersey of the same name.)
We constructed our first channels in the Central Texas marketplace. By doing so, we are able to ensure our customers would not be at the mercy of a large impersonal corporation. We felt we must make this commitment because of the financial commitment made by our customers in their communication systems.
We have since completed our systems and have received licenses from the FCC for additional sites. We now offer a total of 50 additional sites to expand our coverage in hard to cover sections of our service areas. We now have a regional network which covers parts are all of over a dozen counties in South and Central Texas. Many of these also are licensed for broadband as well as unlicensed broadband internet. All of our towers are connected by our own network across the region.
We have proven our innovative abilities in providing service for larger customers not only in the San Marcos marketplace but surrounding areas as well. We started offering high speed internet from our towers in 2003. We had been running slower speed data between our towers since 1995. We have grown with the technology and will continue to evolve with the technology. Our customer base has shifted with that change to more of a broadband data and internet focus from the original two-way radio systems. We still operate both. Our network coverage has grown to be one of the largest in South Texas. We will be just as enthusiastic to solve any service problems you might have as we were to receive your order. We strive to be a complete communications service provider. We are looking forward to the privilege of adding your company to our list of satisfied customers.
It is our mission at Ranch Wireless Inc. to provide the best possible internet service to the countryside, along with our friendly, knowledgeable support staff, to meet all of our customers’ internet needs.
Business Internet Plans
Ranch Wireless of Texas is a full-service provider of Business and Residential Fixed Wireless Internet, providing service throughout South Central Texas.
Ranch Wireless establishes a dedicated wireless link to your business or residence to provide high speed internet service that is a cost effective, carrier-grade replacement for other traditional high speed internet connections.
* Max speed depends on your location, network loading, and your path to the tower. Highest MIR speeds only available on the new Canopy 450 system now available in some areas. Ask about your area options. Dedicated connections available for increased costs per month. Above account pricing subject to data amount limits as described in our Acceptable Use Policy. Dedicated connections are not subject to data amount limits and include a static public IP – call for pricing to fit your unique need.
Basic install is defined as mounting the radio/antenna to an existing pole and drilling cat 5 through an exterior wall to your adjacent computer/router. This is NOT satellite! This works in the rain! No phone needed! Low latency! Gamers love it! Don’t delay! Dump those flakey satellite connections for a highly stable link to the internet.
Residential Internet Plans
Ranch Wireless of Texas is a full-service provider of Business and Residential High Speed Wireless Internet providing service throughout South Central Texas. Ranch Wireless offers several wireless internet plans tailored to different needs and budgets.
*Ranch Max Residential and Ranch Super Max Residential plans not yet available in all areas and may require special radio equipment that must be purchased by the customer.
Maximum and sustained rates are configured as limits, not as guarantees. Maximum rates are dependent upon network conditions, service area, radio frequency band, and usage patterns. Each higher plan includes an increase in the amount of time the higher end of the plan speed is active. There is no committed minimum rate on a residential plan. A public IP may be available on a residential plan for an additional $30/month. Committed minimum rates are standard on our Business plans. Data usage totals are monitored on our servers. The server can send an email to the account on file showing the data amount used at that time based on presets under the user control in the customer portal. The customer can also view the current usage, pay online, correct account information, etc. in the customer portal on the new server.
The Canopy or Standard Radio can be purchased for a cost of $249 plus tax and accessories as needed with no contract. Multiple computers are allowed at no additional charge with the use of a switch or router to be supplied and managed by the customer. Ranch Wireless does not allow the sharing or reselling of Internet bandwidth outside the primary household or business for which the service is purchased.
Digital Phone Service
Ranch Wireless Hosted PBX delivers more functionality than a traditional phone system, without the costs of managing and maintaining a PBX. Our Hosted VoIP solution is a hosted PBX phone system that allows businesses to streamline how they communicate.
From state of the art VoIP systems to traditional telephone service, Ranch Wireless can deliver the right service with the right features at significant cost savings for your business. All packages are customized to fit your business needs.. Plus, you can bundle Ranch Wireless’ high speed Internet service with your phone service and save even more!
One solution, One vendor, One voice
We are your local Internet and Digital Phone Provider