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PBinWA
02-01-2007, 11:57 AM
I finally have real fast internet! Man what a difference! When I first moved to the NW I lived where I had to do with 56Kbps modem then I moved to where I could get ISDN (128Kbps). For the last year, I've had Direcway/Hughesnet (256kbps - with painful latency and sketchy QOS).:mad:

A local company finally put up a wireless tower near me and I just signed up with 1MBps service. What a difference!

:a1:

I think it is faster than the T-1 at my old work (I'm not competing with a hundred other geeks).

I'm one happy geek!
:intheclub:

Time for a happy dance!

DaveNay
02-01-2007, 12:17 PM
I finally have real fast internet! Man what a difference! When I first moved to the NW I lived where I had to do with 56Kbps modem then I moved to where I could get ISDN (128Kbps). For the last year, I've had Direcway/Hughesnet (256kbps - with painful latency and sketchy QOS).:mad:

A local company finally put up a wireless tower near me and I just signed up with 1MBps service. What a difference!

:a1:

I think it is faster than the T-1 at my old work (I'm not competing with a hundred other geeks).

I'm one happy geek!
:intheclub:

Time for a happy dance!

I switched to wireless about 18 months ago (from rural dialup with less than 20k connection) and never looked back. The tower I am on has 10Mb backbone, and there are only 6 customers on it. :cool2:

Doc
02-01-2007, 02:42 PM
Is this wireless over the cell phone type towers? Is the cost comparible to other high speed options? I'm still fighting with dial up at home and I'm so sick of it. :(

thcri
02-01-2007, 03:09 PM
Is this wireless over the cell phone type towers? Is the cost comparible to other high speed options? I'm still fighting with dial up at home and I'm so sick of it. :(


Doc,

I have the wireless to a cell phone tower. It is ok, I am not totally happy with it and the price is expensvie. We are paying over $40.00 per month for a 256K line. It is ok as long as the kids are out of the house. To go up to a 750K line it would cost me over $80.00 per month and that is getting pricey. What pisses me off is we have a Fiberoptics substation just two blocks from out house and if Qwest wanted to they could open up DSL to us in the neighborhood but won't do it. And we don't have cable yet.


murph

DaveNay
02-01-2007, 03:17 PM
Is this wireless over the cell phone type towers? Is the cost comparible to other high speed options? I'm still fighting with dial up at home and I'm so sick of it. :(

Mine is a dedicated wireless internet provider. $49.95 per month for 3Mb, unlimited monthly bandwidth.

Techinically, it is throttled to 3Mb, but I have been told by the owner of the company that he never bothered to put the cap in place, so I have the full 10Mb available.

PBinWA
02-01-2007, 03:26 PM
It's not cellular. They use Trango Broadband:

http://www.trangobroadband.com

You can read more about the technology there.

It's not "cheap" but it is cheaper than Direcway. $80/month for 1 Mbps service.

PB

PBinWA
02-01-2007, 03:26 PM
Mine is a dedicated wireless internet provider. $49.95 per month for 3Mb, unlimited monthly bandwidth.

Techinically, it is throttled to 3Mb, but I have been told by the owner of the company that he never bothered to put the cap in place, so I have the full 10Mb available.

That's a steal but I suspect if they were busier the costs would be higher.

Av8r3400
02-02-2007, 11:47 AM
What is the name of the provider?

How did you find them?

PBinWA
02-02-2007, 12:00 PM
What is the name of the provider?

How did you find them?

Their a local company. Actually, I know the owners but had to wait until they put up a tower with line of sight from my property. But if anyone lives East of Vancouver, WA they can PM me for the details.

DaveNay
02-02-2007, 12:10 PM
Their a local company. Actually, I know the owners but had to wait until they put up a tower with line of sight from my property. But if anyone lives East of Vancouver, WA they can PM me for the details.

99% of the population of the USA live east of Vancouver, WA. :hide:

PBinWA
02-02-2007, 04:03 PM
99% of the population of the USA live east of Vancouver, WA. :hide:

Stay under that chair - I've got to let one go!:moon: