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When Frontier announced its $5,000 Frontier Internet gear in October, the first batch of products were already out on the market.
Now Frontier is selling the gear on Amazon, eBay, and other retailers, as well as making it available to the public.
We caught up with Frontier’s VP of marketing, Dan Lees, to find out more about the gear, and how Frontier plans to use the money from the sale to build a stronger ecosystem.
Frontier started off with just three Timewars—an Ethernet router, a broadband modem, and a Wi-Fi router—but now they have over 200 products, including the two most popular Frontier products: the Frontier Wi-FI 802.11ac router, which can be used to connect to the internet on any PC or laptop; and the Frontier Frontier Hotspot 5G 802.15.4 WiFi router, the company’s newest router, that can connect to a router that can be paired with other Frontier devices.
The latter can be configured with a router to support both a 5G wireless network and a 4G network, which is something that’s been difficult to get with 802.17ac and other high-speed devices.
“We’re really excited to see what the community brings to the table,” Lees told Ars.
“This has been a tough transition for our community, but it’s been an amazing learning experience.
We really appreciate the community’s contributions.”
Frontier also has several other products, such as a high-end wireless router, but Lees said that the company has been focusing on building out the Frontier Hotspots that can help connect more people to the Internet.
The first Frontier Hotsphere that will be available on the public market is the Frontier Wireless 802.16.4 Wi-fi router, with a price tag of $2,399.
“It’s a really good product,” Leys said of the 802.
“For $2.399, you get this high-performance 802.1.x router, 4G connectivity, and 802.3a/b/g/n Wi-Max support.
We’re very excited about that.”
Frontier’s other high end product is the Timewave router, priced at $2 and coming with a range of features, including 802.2ac Wi-Flex support, 802.18.4 support, and up to three additional ethernet ports.
Frontier also offers the Frontier Internet 2.0 router, available for $549 and with a $50 discount if you buy it on Amazon.
Frontier’s Timewaves come with Ethernet, 802, and Bluetooth support, as do their routers.
“I think it’s great that people are interested in Frontier,” Leed said of Frontier’s wireless offerings.
“They’re doing the right thing.”
The Frontier wireless line isn’t the only product that Frontier has released in the past few months.
In late September, Frontier launched the Frontier WLAN, a high performance 802.10ac router that costs $699.
Frontier WLan offers 802.14.4 802.12.4 wireless, and it has also been making the leap to 802.20ac, which Lees calls the next generation of 802.19ac.
Frontier has also added 802.21ac, and has also introduced two high-powered wireless routers, the Frontier 802.24.2 802.25.1 router and the new Frontier Wireless Wireless 802-11ac 5G router.
Lees explained that the latter two products, which are based on the 802,24.5 technology, will be the “next generation” of wireless.
Frontier launched its new Frontier Hotsnet router with an 802.
18.4 speed, but will eventually introduce a 802.
21ac speed as well.
“At this point in time, the high-bandwidth and the higher speeds are in the same package,” Leest said.
“The 802.22ac and the 802 20ac are still on the roadmap, but they’re in different packages.
The 802. “
What we want to do is get these two together to give them a very competitive edge.
20ac is really a higher-end product, but we’re really trying to get them into the hands of the consumer.
They’ll have a faster bandwidth and they’ll have better performance.”
Frontier plans on making its wireless router the fastest 802.
19ac router available, but that won’t come until it gets a couple of years of use out of the product.
Leests told us that Frontier will continue to build out the products that will help connect people to their local network.
“People are going to use these products for a long time,” Leers said.
Frontier is not alone in selling its hardware.
There are many companies offering high-quality products on the open market.
The wireless industry