Lutsen Waverider Wireless Service (High Speed)

Wireless Internet gives you access speeds averaging 256K, and doesn't require a phone line. This service is available to people or businesses in the Lutsen area from approximately Hall Road to Happy Acres Drive, and on parts of the west end of Cascade Beach Road.

A contract is required, but the contract term is variable. Pricing depends on which contract term you choose.

  • No contract term (i.e. you may cancel your service at any time):
    One-time startup fee: $250
    Monthly fees:

    • No resale - $35.95/month
      Includes unlimited access and up to 3 extra email addresses.
       
    • Resale - $70.95/month
      Includes unlimited access, up to 3 extra email addresses, and providing your customers access to the signal. If you're using the system to provide Internet access to your customers, whether or not your customers are paying for this service, you must pay the resale rate.
       
    • Static IP address (optional) - $5/month
       
  • Two-year contract:
    No startup fee
    Monthly fees:

    • No resale: $47.41/month

      Includes unlimited access and up to 3 extra email addresses.

    • Resale - $82.41/month
      Includes unlimited access, up to 3 extra email addresses, and providing your customers access to the signal. If you're using the system to provide Internet access to your customers, whether or not your customers are paying for this service, you must pay the resale rate.

    • Static IP address (optional) - $5/month
       

  • Three-year contract:
    No startup fee
    Monthy fees:

    • No resale: $42.90/month
      Includes unlimited access and up to 3 extra email addresses.
       
    • Resale: $77.90/month
      Includes unlimited access, up to 3 extra email addresses, and providing your customers access to the signal. If you're using the system to provide Internet access to your customers, whether or not your customers are paying for this service, you must pay the resale rate.
       
    • Static IP address (optional) - $5/month

Please note: If you have a two-year or three-year contract, at the end of the contract term your monthly charge will drop to the monthly amount being paid by people with no contract term.

Your high-speed access replaces your dial-up access, so the above fees do not include dial-up access. If you need to be able to access the Internet via dial-up in addition to using the Waverider service, you will need to purchase a dial-up account (prices) in addition to your Waverider account. (You don't have to pay an additional membership fee to have dial-up access.)

Important notes:

  • The use of the wireless radio and internal antenna are included in the startup fee, and are all many people will need. However, depending on your location and existing equipment, you may need to purchase additional equipment, such as:
    • external antenna
    • extra cabling (depending on the distance from your computer to the antenna)
    • an Ethernet network card (if your computer doesn't already have one)
  • The customer is responsible for installation fees. Boreal retains ownership of the wireless radio and internal antenna.
  • A hardware firewall is not required, but is highly recommended. Cost of the firewall is not included in the startup fee.
  • You must receive a clear signal from our antenna, located on the Isak Hansen building, to be able to use wireless Internet. Your installer should check signal strength before installing. Things which affect your signal strength are:
    • Distance - the signal range is limited, so if you are a great distance from the transmitter you may not be able to receive a strong enough signal.
    • Physical obstructions - the signal is non line-of-sight, but large obstructions between your antenna and the tower can interfere with the signal. These obstructions include things like rockpiles and buildings with metal roofs.