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Rural High Speed Internet
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Gyp-Wy    Posted 07-24-2003 at 12:53:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am starting to see "Rural" mentioned in high speed internet promotions. Anybody out there have any expertise in this field?? The last few places I checked cost about $700 to get up and running plus about $70 per month. These were satelite or tower type systems. Any new innovative systems out there? Just curious becaue every time they work on our phone line the speed goes down, we were at 44 kbps and now I am at 38.6!!!


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Darryl    Posted 07-24-2003 at 20:45:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
My wife just retired from being a public school librarian at the end of this past school year. She now works a few hours per week in the county public library system in a neighboring county (our county doesn't have a library system). In a short while we will have access to a satellite system available to library employees. It uses a dish for downloads but still requires a dial-up for commands. It's still supposed to be infinitely faster than a straight dial-up system because it's the downloads that take all the time with a dial-up. Cost is about $185 for the hardware and $30/mo. for the service. Our current dial-up system will (sometimes) connect as 28 kbs, but is usually around 16.8 to 19.2! Needless to say, we're hot to try the dish thing! Anyone have experience with a system like this?


Greg    Posted 07-24-2003 at 14:51:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
38.6. I wish I were that good at home. The last time our phone lines were worked on we went down to 28.8.

It is expensive for those of us that do not have the modern phone systems or cable to work with. I have checked all the options and have not found anything that is affordable. Along with the cost to buy and operate the dish type setups also have latency issues that prevent you from participating in online games as well.


Les    Posted 07-24-2003 at 18:25:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
If I don't connect at 45,333 I hang up and dial it again. Not bad for out in the woods.


Salmoneye    Posted 07-24-2003 at 15:13:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Latency and online games?...

And 28.8K baud is better for that?

Heehee

;-)


Greg    Posted 07-24-2003 at 15:43:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
28.8 is only better in the sense that you are not paying 70 bucks a month to have some 15 year old geek kick your butt with 30 other players watching. Dial up doesn’t work too good either but at least I have a good excuse when I am having a bad night.

Ha


Salmoneye    Posted 07-24-2003 at 15:51:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Never tried online, but the way I play Half-Life, I probably shouldn't go looking for 15 year olds willing to humiliate me...

I have DSL, but I doubt I could 'keep up'...


Annie in KY    Posted 07-24-2003 at 13:12:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
That's about the latest prices I've heard also. I just renewed my dialup for another year since I don't see any new inventions coming around in the next couple of months. It sure teaches you patience.


Clod    Posted 07-24-2003 at 13:30:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Make sure it is not party line internet.Your neighbors may intervene during a post to ask about a lost cow.That is the down side of country living.The party line phones.


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