FAQs

Wireless Internet

How does fixed wireless internet service work?

A small antenna with an attached radio receiver is installed on the dwelling or another location near the dwelling. This antenna is pointed at one of our access points that is located nearby. When you send and receive information over the internet, it goes over the wireless link from the antenna to our access point. That access point is connected to the internet over either a “Back Haul” circuit which is a point to point wireless link or it is connected directly to a fiber optic internet feed.

A site survey helps NLBC determine if the signal distributed from our towers can be received at your home or business and if the signal is strong enough to provide you with a good experience. This does not obligate you to purchase our service and is done at no cost to you.

Once it has been determined that you can receive NLBC’s wireless service and we have a signed agreement, we can normally have service installed within a few days of the order being placed.

NLBC’s wireless network has been engineered to allow for flexibility with various speed packages. Bandwidth can be changed depending on the type of circuit and if the circuit allows for an increase in speed. Once that determined. Your speed can be increased usually the same day in most cases.

Unlike many other wireless competitors and satellite internet providers, NLBC does not use data caps. NLBC gives you unlimited data and we will not charge you more based on your usage.

Fiber Internet

What is fiber optic internet and how does it work?

A fiber optic cable has strands of glass inside and digital pulses of light carry signals along those glass lines, literally at the speed of light. This is the preeminent technology for internet speed and reliability. NLBC’s fiber optic service is also a symmetrical service which allows us to give the customer the same upload speed as their download speed. This circuit is able to offer the highest speeds available along with the greatest reliability even during bad weather conditions.

With NLBC’s fiber optic internet service you can expect better reliability with up to 1Gbps (1,000×1,000 Mbps) download and upload speeds for the best experience whether that be in your home or for your business. With NLBC’s fiber optic internet you can have: videos load quickly for streaming purposes, you can work from home with a flawless connection, low latency for gamers, transfer files instantly, high bandwidth to support many devices at once along with an increase to the resale value of your home.

You can receive symmetrical speeds up to 1 Gbps which equals 1,000 x 1,000 Mbps. You can also enjoy the benefits of NLBC’s very own NLBC TV service which features the national networks along with the local stations from Indianapolis. You can also switch your landline telephone service to NLBC and keep your same number along with saving money. You can also operate many more internet-based items such as appliances, security cameras, thermostats, etc. due to the high amount of bandwidth you can receive through the fiber optic service.

TV

Can I receive television service through NLBC if I have your fiber optic internet?

We offer HD Television to our fiber optic customers and have a variety of packages to choose from. Simply click on the Television tab above for pricing and to view our channel guide.

We offer our wireless customers a great in-home streaming option and you have access to over 100 channels. Currently we offer our Bronze and Silver packages to our wireless customers and you can view the channel guide and pricing for those two packages by clicking on the Television tab above.

Payment Options

Can I pay my bill online with NLBC?

Yes, you can. Simply click on the Pay Bill button located at the top of this page and it will walk you through the steps on how to pay your bill.

Yes, we do and we even allow you to select the date that your payment will be withdrawn each month so you can plan your budget accordingly. Our Customer Service Representatives will gladly assist you with setting up that payment option