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To: KoRn

ADSL is available here, but I'm something like 20 miles beyond the 3 mile limit. It's almost like a microcosm of the internet when broadband first went nationwide. All the cities have broadband, and those out in the rural areas are stuck with dialup. I've got a friend north of the border in Canada, same situation, he lives out in the middle of nowhere, is a grain farmer, and he has 2 megabit cable modem access.


176 posted on 12/13/2004 10:29:35 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Congratulations President-Re-Elect George W. Bush!)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
I live in a very rural area, and was stuck with dial up too. As soon as the Cable company announced they were bringing broadband I was calling them every other day lol.

I was the first resident in town to get it lol. It took them all with 3 guys working, climbing poles to get it going. Then, 3 months later the phone company started their DSL service, and I went with that because cable would slow down too frequently. I went to work as a network tech at the phone company, and I can tell you that they really can put DSL almost anywhere they want as long as you are within 4 miles of a remote system(box you see alongside the road). There is a trick they can do with the switch cards in the remote to receive the DSL transmission back to the CO where the DSLAM is. That would cost them more money though, and they would never do it.

Have you looked into satellite?
182 posted on 12/13/2004 10:46:30 AM PST by KoRn
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To: BigSkyFreeper
ADSL is available here, but I'm something like 20 miles beyond the 3 mile limit.

Don't feel bad. I was once about 500 feet beyond the limit and the telco wouldn't budge, sticking me with overpriced 64Kb ISDN. I was about to set up getting my neighbor to get DSL, put a directional wireless antenna on his house, and beam it to me so we could share the connection. But then I moved, where I now have 2.5Mb (actual test rate) cable -- sweeeet.

253 posted on 12/20/2004 7:16:50 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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