As several here know, I have tried and tried to get a High Speed interconnection here where I live. I called, e-mailed, written letters for a couple of years now. Dial-up sucks! lol
I have seen new cable lines being put up coming from town, but they always stop just at the edge of the small community where I live. This "area" is contracted to a rural cable company I have been told over and over again. (But the rural company does Not provide cable or internet here!!!)
I saw an Orange work bucket-truck in front of the house just a few minutes ago and I went out to ask if this really was "cable and internet." The man assured me that is was "fiber-optics" cable lines they were installing from Sudden Link, which is from the city, not the rural company.
So...looks like eventually we will Finally be getting in the New Age of Technology here. He did not have a time table, but that is OK, at least I know it is coming. He said the lines they were installing were from the Government Stimulus Funds to provide cable internet and broadband service to rural customers.
Wow, no longer waiting 2-3 minutes for some pages to load? What will I do with the extra time? lolol
Hopefully, you won't have to wait too long. I can't imagine going back to dialup...
Thank you. I hope not too long either. I have hi-speed internet when I go to a job, but not at home. I will call them next week at the local office and see if they have any idea. I know they still have a lot of lines to put up yet.
Michael, can't you get 3G access with a dongle? That's what I use. It was either that or a radio phone and dial-up as there are no telephone cables here.
WTG on the ADSL all the same! Great news
It is dial-up or HughesNet. I have a friend who tried Hughesnet and he paid 5 times what I do for dial-up and he said it was very unreliable. It was not nearly as fast as advertised. lol, Not much faster than the dial-up I had.
But...at least we are finally getting a reliable hi-speed internet soon.
that's part of the investment in broadband infrastructure contained in the federal stimulus package. that will be a wonderful asset for millions who don't have it, along with farmers and small business owners in rural areas.
I imagine you are very excited! I remember when we first had access to FIOS. fiber optics are a wonderful thing.
WOW, I know you are excited Michael. I can't imagine attempting to load a hub on dial up... Man,I recall those frustrating days.
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