Winter Weather & Wireless Internet

On a clear day You can see forever

On a clear day, wireless signals from our towers are able to directly hit the antenna mounted on your house (barring pesky trees which can sometimes cause interference) with ease. However, on a not so clear day, a strong wireless signal may be hard to come by. In this blog, we'll go through 3 winter weather conditions that can put a freeze on your Netflix and chill. 

Condition #1 - Let It Snow

Normally, mild snow storms don't play a huge role in the decimation of your online experience. Not so mild snow storms that fall back to back are another story. We've seen many antennas covered with snow or in some cases buried beneath mountains of the white stuff, which can cause problems with receiving wireless signals from our towers. 

Condition #2 - The Big Freeze

Let's move on to a less friendly opponent of wireless internet: ice. When conditions are right and ice begins to form on our towers and/or your antennas, wireless signals are blocked from both being sent or received causing significant outages and being an overall pain in the snowbank.

Condition #3 - Too Much Traffic

Last but not least, congested channels can cause a rapid decline in your midday browsing. Let's face it - on days when the weather is less than ideal, most folks make a day of it and stay in the comfort of their home, leading to more traffic and slower speeds.

So, there you have it! Sure, winter weather can wreak havoc on your wireless internet connection, but don't lose hope! All season long, NGL's dedicated crew is on your team, working diligently to keep our towers and your antennas clear of ice and snow, ensuring that you always get the best possible service for your home or business.  

(Below: Images of our techs clearing ice from one of our towers)