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?
posted on 12/13/2004 10:46:30 AM PST
I have looked into satellite. Shortly after the rollout of Starband two-way internet, the local Rat Shack had a demonstration computer system connected to the Starband system. I test drove it, wasn't too impressed, but then again, that was the early days of two-way internet. The price wasn't persuasive enough either, matter of fact, it was more than I would pay for an always on connection, then there was the matter of the expensive lease on an expensive modem, and the expensive installation. (they won't allow customers to do self-installs).
I'm anticipating the release of Wildblue sometime next year. They're boasting lower prices and faster connections than Starband, but, time will tell.
posted on 12/13/2004 11:15:04 AM PST
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