Skyrunner Internet Service Guide

We aim to provide the best Internet services in Western North Carolina and to provide expert, friendly, responsive customer support. We welcome feedback from our customers to help us achieve this goal.

Services we provide:

  • Broadband Residential Internet Service > Learn More
  • Broadband Business Internet Service > Learn More
  • WiFi Solutions > Learn More
  • Building to Building Links > Learn More
  • Managed Services > Webpage under construction

Some features of Skyrunner Internet service:

  • Multiple plans starting at $30/month
  • 99.99% network uptime
  • Unlimited data plans available
  • All Internet plans include unlimited data from midnight to 6am every day
  • Complete indoor and outdoor WiFi solutions from small apartments to large homes and businesses or multiple buildings
  • No contracts – upgrade or downgrade your plan or cancel service anytime
  • No taxes or fees added to our Internet service prices
  • No price increases after an introductory period
  • Point to point or multi-point links to provide Internet service to two or more buildings on a property
  • Drop your monthly bill to $10 while you’re away from the property
  • Backup Internet service
  • Network status updates direct to your phone
  • Money back guarantee – full refund of installation fee and first month of service if you’re not satisfied and cancel service within the first 30 days

Installation of Hardware

Unless negotiated otherwise, antennas, antenna mounting hardware, cable and power adapter(s) that Skyrunner installs on your property remains the property of Skyrunner. We expect to reclaim this equipment if you cancel service and will bill you for loss of the equipment if we cannot recover it. Any hardware that Skyrunner installs for the purpose of providing services to multiple tenants in a building remains the property of Skyrunner. If it is necessary to mount an antenna in a tree at a height of more than 20 feet in order to provide you with Internet service, a minimum $250 tree climb fee will be added to the installation fee. The tree climb fee will be determined when the Field Technician is on site. It will increase if the climb is especially high or challenging. The same tree climb fee will be charged every time a Field Technician needs to access the antenna or cable in the tree.

Networking Hardware

Optional networking hardware such as routers, access points, switches, and/or additional cabling can be purchased from Skyrunner. The installation and configuration of the first WiFi router or access point is included in the installation fee. The installation of any additional networking hardware is $75/hour plus the cost of the hardware. Hardware purchased from Skyrunner Internet comes with a 1 year failure warranty for new hardware and a 30 day failure warranty for used hardware. Any hardware that fails outside of these warranties, or any hardware purchased from a third party, can be repaired or replaced by Skyrunner, which has a minimum charge of $75.00/hour plus the cost of the hardware.

Speed

Our advertised speeds refer to the speed provided to your property. The result of a speed test depends on multiple factors, many of which are outside of our control. However, if the performance of your Internet service or the results of multiple speed tests is consistently slower than your plan, please contact us and we will work with you to identify the cause. If the cause is provision of slow speed to your location, we will resolve it or create a new service plan with you. If there is a different cause, we’re happy to help you resolve it within the boundaries of our expertise. We do not take responsibility for identifying and resolving problems outside of the speed provided to your property.

Data Use

Skyrunner provides Internet plans with a data cap as well as plans with unlimited data. We monitor your data use according to your billing cycle. The data terms of your plan are stated on your recurring Invoice. You can upgrade or downgrade your plan at any time. For customers on a plan with a data cap, you will be sent an email notification if you use 75% of the data included with your plan and if you use 90% of the data included with your plan. If you exceed the data threshold of your plan, you will be billed for any extra data use at the rate stated on your recurring Invoice. You can monitor your data use by logging into your Secure Customer Portal. Click here to go to your Secure Customer Portal. If you have not yet created a login for your Secure Customer Portal, please click on the green button at the bottom of the sign in screen. When prompted, please enter the email address connected to your Skyrunner Internet account.

The most common reason for Residential customers to exceed the data threshold of their plan is streaming or downloading TV shows or movies. This includes streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, Showtime Anytime, YouTube, iTunes and Amazon etc. This also includes TV shows or movies you watch “On Demand” when your Skyrunner Internet connection is connected to your DIRECTV, Dish Network and other TV providers. There can be other reasons. Click here to view our Video Streaming Guide. Let us know if you’d like to discuss any other possible reasons for high data use.

Unlimited data plans cannot be used for two full time residences on the same property, such as a main house and a full time resident in a guest house. You must have one Internet plan with a data threshold shared between both residences or two separate Internet plans for each building.

Network Maintenance, Upgrades and Outages

We are always working behind the scenes, day and night, to optimize and improve the reliability of our service by undertaking maintenance and upgrade work. We do not guarantee a consistent Internet service at all times. If possible, we do maintenance work between midnight and 6am, when disruption of service will be minimized. However, this is not always possible. We reserve the right to undertake this work at a time that is best suited for the work and resources available to us. When planned maintenance or upgrade work will disrupt your service, or if there is an unplanned network outage, you will be notified by phone about the length of the outage and we will provide information on the Network Status page on our website. Click here to view our Network Outage page. We are happy to provide a prorated credit for a service outage lasting longer than 24 hours. To claim this, click here to visit our Contact Us page.

Support

Connection problems can often be resolved with a few simple troubleshooting steps. Click here to view our Tech Support Guide. Alternatively, click here to submit a support ticket. We’re also available 24/7 for tech support calls on (828) 258-8562. For billing and non-urgent support, you can submit a support ticket or call us Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm.

If you’re away from the property

If you’re away from the property for a minimum of one month, you are welcome to benefit from our “away” rate of $10/month. This rate is the same regardless of your monthly bill. In order to benefit from this rate, you must let us know before you leave the property. Click here to submit a Contact Form and let us know when you’ll be leaving. If you’ll be at the property for less than a month, we’re happy to prorate your bill while you’re there.

If you need a repair

Customers are never charged for the following repairs:

  • Problems caused by technician error
  • Repairs related to loss of line of sight
  • Age-related failure of the antenna, cable and/or power adapter
  • Mechanical failure of the antenna, cable and/or power adapter of no known cause

Customers who have not signed up for our Hardware Protection Plan will be charged for the following repairs:

  • Damage caused by a lightning storm
  • Damage caused by human error
  • Damage caused by domestic or wild animals
  • Loss of line of sight caused by customer
  • Equipment upgrade needed to restore service lost by loss of line of sight
  • Equipment damaged by power/electrical issues

The minimum cost of a repair described above is $75.00/hour. Replacement of an antenna starts at $100.00, depending on the antenna. This expense can be avoided if you sign up for the Hardware Protection Plan for $5.00/month. Click here to view our Hardware Protection Plan Guide. You must sign up for the Hardware Protection Plan prior to the repair and it must be kept active throughout the entire year to be valid. The Hardware Protection Plan does not cover customer neglect of the antenna, cable or power adapter. For example, if the customer has not taken reasonable steps to bury or protect the cable and it becomes damaged by neglectful actions.

If we schedule a repair thought to be caused by a problem with the Internet service but find that the problem is with some other issue outside of our control, such as human error, a computer virus, internal network problem, insufficient WiFi signal or computer failure, we will charge a minimum of $75.00/hour for that visit.

If you’d like a Service Call

Skyrunner provides service calls in order to troubleshoot, resolve and improve WiFi and other networking needs or problems. We’re also happy to relocate or remount an antenna, run or re-run a cable or any other task you’d like us to carry out at your request. Service calls are $75/hour.

Billing

Your billing cycle starts on the date in the month that you started service. For example, if you started service on March 12th, your monthly billing cycle will start on the 12th of every month and end on the 11th of the following month. For customers who do not enable autopay, an Invoice will be emailed or mailed to you on the first day of your billing cycle. You will have 20 days to pay the Invoice without incurring a late fee. If an Invoice is not paid within 20 days, a $2 minimum or 5% late fee will be applied to the account, which ever is higher. If an Invoice is not paid within 10 days after the due date, service will be disconnected until payment is received. If you have a data overage, the charge will be added to your bill at the start of the next billing cycle. You can enable autopay using a credit/debit card or bank account information. Click here to go to your Secure Customer Portal. If you have not yet created a login for your Secure Customer Portal, please click on the green button at the bottom of the sign in screen. When prompted, please enter the email address connected to your Skyrunner Internet account. For customers who enable autopay, payment of the balance on your Skyrunner Internet account will be processed at the start of every billing cycle.

Abusive Internet Use

We reserve the right to disable the service of any customer we believe is involved in spamming, distributing pornography, hosting offensive websites, distribution of copyrighted material or excessive file sharing. Service can be enabled again once the situation has been assessed and the abuse has stopped.

If you need to cancel service

We don’t use contracts. You can cancel service any time and there is no cancellation fee. If you want to cancel service because you’re moving out, please contact us before you move out.

Changes to this Service Guide

We reserve the right to edit this Service Guide at any time. Please check back for updates.