airPulse is the name of a WISP (Wireless Internet Service Provider) that bit Computing is rolling out, starting with the South West United Kingdom. This pilot scheme is part of a larger ambition being pioneered by bit - that ambition being bringing true high-speed internet to semi-urban and rural areas of the UK. Currently in the planning stages, airPulse is going to be built upon a true gigabit fiber line dedicated to every area it covers.
As alluded to in the previous section, airPulse is a Wireless Internet Service Provider. This gives us the ability to set up multiple towers to cover various towns and cities and consequently we aren't limited by the existing physical copper and fiber infrastructure. In very niche cases we can even survey a site for specific access points for those in very secluded areas outside of populated zones upon special request. All of this can be done whilst delivering "Superfast" and/or true-fiber internet over our infrastructure.
The initial rollout for airPulse has a minimum requirement of 200 subscriptions - the part of this that affects consumers is what comes next. In the pilot scheme we are going to offer 50/20mbps packages on a dedicated fiber line at peak times (7-10pm). Outside of those times (during the pilot scheme) we will be allowing every single person to access the full speed of the fiber line at its full 1 gigabit per second up and down. This of course should raise a lot of questions about how we are going to achieve such speeds with one fiber line and 200 connections - the data behind this whole pilot scheme is based off an oversubscription model. To avoid any lawsuits I won't say that every ISP oversubscribes their customers - but if we were to take a 50mbps connection (download only) and multiply that by 200 (to account for a town of 200 customers) then the math dictates for those speeds to be totally consistent you would need a 10gbps line for download alone, something expensive and currently unfeasible in semi urban areas. bit is taking a different approach with oversubscription and airPulse - we will carefully monitor data usage at peak times and use advanced quality of service software to try and deliver as close to 50mbps to everyone signed up as is humanly possible and outside of those times give its customers full, unfettered access to this insanely fast connection. We are still working out the intricacies of avoiding abuse of this system which is why data usage will be monitored and bit Computing retains the right to throttle the connection to an individual if it is detected that they are utilising the network in a way that causes serious disruption to other customers.