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The Atlantic storm season is upon us - having officially opened on June 1 - and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts at least six named hurricanes before the end of the year. While that number is significantly smaller than usual, one only has to recall that non-hurricanes, like "Super Storm" Sandy, can still wreak billions of dollars in damage, without making the grade as a hurricane. The damage from Sandy was so extreme that phone companies decided to not even replace original copper lines in many areas. That means folks hit by Sandy need to find a new way to keep in touch, as the phone lines of the 20th century were ripped apart, washed away, and won't be replaced.

And while hurricane season is as common to the Atlantic as snow in February, no one is ever fully ready for the potential havoc brought upon people and businesses in the wake of Mother Nature. Of course these days, the Atlantic isn't the only part of the country feeling the wrath. Tornadoes can appear anytime throughout the year, but the northern Plains, Midwest and Ohio Valley see an increase during the summer months. And while everyone discusses the Atlantic hurricane season, the Pacific states are not immune either. From June through November, California and even as far north as Washington see the effects of dozens of hurricanes that stir up in the waters, including tsunami warnings and flooding.

In short, this is a rocky time of year, especially if you own a business. Power outages and lost Internet connections are the last thing your business needs when a storm hits. Downtime means lost money. Most businesses can't afford that type of catastrophe. But how can you ensure that you remain connected no matter what Mother Nature throws at you?

It takes a special kind of failover Internet service.

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Providing backup/failover internet to your customers is a necessity. While most providers tout a rather impressive reputation for staying connected, nothing is 100%, particularly when you factor in man-made errors and natural events and disasters. Your clients' information is far too important for them - and you - to rely on one single connection.

As such, you provide your clients with a backup internet connection that protects them from connection failures, while giving you the opportunity to keep your customers connected. But is your failover internet service a white label backup internet service? If not, you're losing out on the opportunity to push your branding and solidify the relationship you have with your clients. Here's how.

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It's difficult to assess how much data a company needs to offer its clients, because the number can vary based on location, access, and interests. Most numbers suggest that an average user would be safe with 350 to 500 gigabytes of data per month, which allows the download or stream of 70 to 125 HD movies (each running roughly 4 -5 gigabytes in size). Of course, failover Internet likely doesn't need to provide quite that high an amount, as it's purpose is to supplement the main service.

But wouldn't it be amazing if you could offer a rather substantial amount of data to your clients - even for your backup Internet service - without taking a hit on your margins?

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redPIPE resellers receive free static IPs as part of the benefits of becoming a reseller of our 3G/4G/LTE Internet Failover services. But why are static IPs better for businesses than, say, a dynamic IP? The majority of consumers out there connect to the Internet using a dynamic IP address, meaning their address changes every time they log on. The reason for this, of course, is because there are only so many combinations of IPs available in the world (roughly 4.3 billion possible combinations, which isn't all that much when you consider that every single device that connects online needs to use an IP address). By using dynamic IPs for their consumers, Internet providers are able to reuse and allocate these addresses to a large group of people.

That might be fine and good for the average user; however, businesses often need more advanced Internet features, which is why an unchanging, static IP address is necessary.

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The term failover internet (or redundancy) gets tossed around a lot these days. That is in large part to the ever growing dependency businesses have on the Internet in order to operate. As we rely more and more on the web, we realize how devastating it'd be to lose our constant connection with it. So, Internet providers offer backup plans, or a failover Internet plan, that's designed to keep end users connected, even if the main connection (DSL, Cable, etc.) fails.

Now, what would make your main connection fail? It could be numerous issues, such as power outages, road construction that knocks down a line, Mother Nature, and more). The failover link is a secondary connection that is supposed to kick in when the unexpected happens, so that end users can still send and receive data and maintain access to cloud-based software services.

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Mother Nature has been an unpredictable lady of late, and with her unpredictability comes the instability of your business internet connection. But that doesn't have to be the case. If your business is completely reliant on fast and reliable internet connections in order to survive each day, then having a failover, or backup, internet connection is an absolute must.

But what kind of backup internet connection should you have? A good rule of thumb to follow is that you should avoid having the same type of connection that you have as your primary source. For example, if you have DSL as your main connection, it doesn't make sense to use DSL as your backup as well. That's because if a power outage or technical issue affects your main DSL connection, why wouldn't it also affect the backup connection as well? Many businesses who have DSL as their main connection opt to use a dial account as their backup plan.

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Images of June conjure up sunny days, comfortable nights, and an easy going living. June means summer's arrived, which usually brings a smile to most of our faces. But June 1 also marks another season, one that isn't as friendly or carefree - hurricane season.

From June 1 to November 30 the Atlantic hurricane season is active, meaning at any moment a massive storm could blanket states from Texas to Maine, causing massive flooding, power outages and more. With an average of 6 storms per season turning into hurricanes (and 2.5 of these storms becoming massive storms of category 3 or higher), businesses need to prepare for hurricane season, and the power outages that are all but an inevitability.

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Certain organizations and events are pivotal toward helping a business hone its craft and remain on the cutting edge of technology. redPIPE, the country's leading provider of 3G/4G/LTE failover internet services, is proud to announce that we are attending two of the most important and relevant trade shows and conferences in the field of internet service: FISPA and WISPA.

WISP America 2014 takes place this year from March 24 - March 27, at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock Arkansas. [...]

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Earning more revenue for your business can be tricky. You don't want to hurt your end-users by raising prices, but you do want to find a way to keep more dollars within your company's coffers at the end of each month. That's what makes redPIPE a brilliant choice for ISP companies. By becoming a redPIPE reseller, you instantly begin to enjoy an additional revenue stream, without having to necessarily impact your end users.

While this sounds too good to be true, it isn't. Regardless, many companies want to know more about what it takes, and what's involved, in becoming a redPIPE reseller. Here's a breakdown to make the decision easier for you.

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In a wireless world where every business is online, and telecommuters are increasing in ranks, lost or down time could mean thousands of dollars. Most of your clients are looking for ways to set up a failover connection that works seamlessly, meaning that if their cable ISP goes down, even for one hour, they’d have no idea that a connection was lost, because their backup plan kicked in automatically. This means that a user’s full computer access, including all cloud-based apps, would remain connected without the user having to manually switch wires or do anything that would involve any time of setup. Do you offer this kind of option for your clients?

 

What Your Clients Believe

Unfortunately, at-home users might be led to believe that their only option would be to get a DSL and use a DUAL WAN router, which can be configured for seamless failover. But is that truly a solid failover choice? If the power is out in your home or business, how can you expect to trust a failover service that relies on the very source of power that has failed?

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