You are using a WiFi network (also known as a Hotspot).

WiFi is different from cellular data service. Cellular data service comes from large, strong towers and is very expensive as well as usage limited.

Our WiFi antenna locations are located  and there are many more of them. Each has a limited range.  So, when you use the WiFi, it is important that you remain in the  coverage area.  Just because it worked outside your building  doesn’t mean it will work inside.   And just because it works on your laptop (which has an antenna located in its lid) does not mean you will get great service  (or even service at all) to your phone or tablet (both of which have horrible, internal antennas). Our network was designed for outdoor access. If it works inside, then wonderful!  It is your responsibility to test & evaluate its suitability to your needs.

That is why it is important to T E S T your connection before signing up.

That is also why there are at least two links on our sign-up page  for you to test your connection FOR FREE. If you are considering a long-term service, then you may want to test for 24 hours using a day pass (which will be credited to your service of a month or more and if asked for within 24 hours of purchasing the long term service)

By logging in with your chosen user name, you are agreeing that you tested the service and are satisfied.


A. Hourly and daily service: Because you are not under a contract, service is automatically canceled when your purchased time expires. It runs continuously from the initial login. We’re sorry, but there are no refunds whatsoever on hourly and daily service.

B: Longer terms:  There are limited refunds on longer terms (monthly or greater)

1. Outage Credits: In the case of a service outage (that was our fault), weekly and longer customers will receive time credits for the time you are out of service due to our problem.  You must have opened a trouble ticket on our Help Desk system during the outage and the outage must have been at least 24 hours. (Use your smart phone or call our help desk). Credits are not applied for upstream outages, acts of god, or other outages that were not Brightlan’s fault.  We do not provide monetary refunds, only time credits.  You may be required to provide your service ticket number for verification

2. Quarterly and longer customers: We provide significant discounts to users who purchase by the quarter or year.  Should you decide to cancel, your can receive a prorated refund based our regular monthly price in effect at the time you paid. In some cases this may result in no refund at all, or even in us needing to collect a balance due.

Unlike other Internet providers we do not require a contract.  You may cancel your service simply by not renewing for the next interval. If you are on automatic payment, we must do it so remember to contact us IN WRITING through our Help Desk link.

Remember, you were given the chance to test the service for free with real external web sites prior to signing up. We will exhaust all resources we have to  make your service is satisfactory.  If you wish to pursue some sort of refund due to the level of service you received, and you have never submitted a help desk trouble ticket or asked us to help you then it will be denied. If we work together and decide that “it just isn’t going to work”, then we may issue a pro-rated refund at our discretion, based on our normal daily rate, less any bank charges. If you paid in advance for a long term, we will prorate based on the regular rate. We do not credit for the portion of service you have already used, as shown by your usage data. In some cases this may result in no refund at all, or even in us needing to collect a balance due.

A couple more things…

To enhance your signal indoors, we recommend the Pepwave Surf On the Go, available both  in our Web Store (which is run by a third party)  and on Amazon.com.  We do not support any other device at this time.


Remember that no wireless service has a guaranteed speed. The speed tier you purchase is a maximum speed and depends on several factors, such as your connection quality, other traffic on the network and Internet congestion.

Internet Speed Tests are not accurate. They are not designed to be used on wireless connections and do not always use typical types of files for their testing.  They also run their tests out to places on the Web and the speed is affected by everything in between. Also, most of the time they are designed to make the service you are on look bad, because their purpose is to sell you Internet. The only true speed test is to the “edge” of the network you are accessing the Internet from- the place where it connects to the Internet.