CACHEBOX helping restore Paradise
ApplianSys is pleased to announce that Paradise Connections, a Wireless ISP (WISP) in the Bahamas, has purchased a CACHEBOX to help provide its users with reliable internet access again after Hurricane Dorian severely damaged networks across the islands in 2019.
The WISP, launched in the aftermath of the hurricane, now serves over 100 users across eight different island locations and is growing rapidly.
Paradise found that its connection was close to saturated during peak hours. With the WISP already paying $27 per Mbps for its bandwidth, increasing capacity was prohibitively expensive. It needed a cost-effective way to reduce the pressure on its internet connection, while delivering great customer experience.
By storing web content and serving it locally with CACHEBOX, Paradise can immediately support more users without increasing capacity.
“Now Paradise Connections’ users will benefit from faster download speeds, while Paradise Connections itself is getting more value for its money because CACHEBOX will essentially pay for itself in bandwidth savings”, says CACHEBOX consultant Alice Kennell, “and as Paradise grows CACHEBOX will continue to deliver”.
Paradise Connections will also benefit from CACHEBOX’s pre-caching functionality. During quiet periods, CACHEBOX can access and cache popular content to enable fast, local access at peak times. This frees up even more bandwidth to deal with increased traffic.
Paradise Connections Ltd. is a wireless internet service provider operating in the Bahamas, launched to offer islanders a more reliable internet service after Hurricane Dorian revealed connectivity vulnerabilities. It now has distribution services across eight different locations and provides networks designed to be resilient and stable.