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Posted: 11/2/2001 3:37:36 PM EDT
I'm seriously considering buying some land (between 10 and 50 acres) in the country, but would really miss the fast internet connection that I have now with my cable modem. Questions: - Do you live on more than 10 acres of land and have broadband? If so, where do you live and what type of connection? - Have you recently done research to see what options are available for rural broadband? Thanks. -kill-9 (Sorry about the pun in the Subject)
Link Posted: 11/2/2001 3:41:59 PM EDT
satellite service is available bi-directional now. problem solved.
Link Posted: 11/2/2001 3:45:11 PM EDT
My father-in-law lives in central Kentucky in the hills on about 90 acres. He has to buy water and have it trucked in to his cistern. They have line of sight wireless broadband for about the same price that I pay for business class roadrunner at home.
Link Posted: 11/2/2001 4:03:52 PM EDT
There are big hunks of land in Yavapai County, Arizona ( Prescott, Prescott Valley, Cottonwod, Chino Valley, etc.) that have line of site to wireless internet. 386K downloads cost 40 bucks a month. Jay Arizona
Link Posted: 11/2/2001 4:09:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/2/2001 4:04:55 PM EDT by Shaginator]
You're SOL. Sure there's bandwidth but I know you're a videogame addict. The latency would kill you. Plus, you'll need to spend all your time tending to the horses. Say hello to AOL! Hahaha. [;D] [:P] [whacko]
Link Posted: 11/2/2001 4:20:51 PM EDT
Say hello to AOL! Hahaha.
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The Land Of Limitless Disconnects[IMG]http://www.freakygamers.com/smilies/s/contrib/aahmed/biggrin.gif[/IMG] I was SO happy to leave them FAR behind. Just wish they would quit calling. "I have broadband now! Go away!" at least once a month.
Link Posted: 11/2/2001 4:36:14 PM EDT
Tip: Get enough land so that it doesn't matter what the neighbors do with theirs. Think you'll be shooting hipower on 10 acres when all the land around you is condos & strip malls? I know.. you gotta start somewhere. Forget the highspeed for now. Tough it out.
Link Posted: 11/2/2001 7:46:02 PM EDT
SomeGuy: I've heard about satellite, but I've never actually heard from someone who uses it. Do you? -kill-9
Link Posted: 11/2/2001 7:50:37 PM EDT
Yeah you can get a sattelite and from what I understand it can have a DSL like speed or faster. But you are ****ed if there is a big **** storm. [ Edited By GOATBOY on 11/02/2001 10:45:37 PM ]
Link Posted: 11/2/2001 7:59:12 PM EDT
While satellite can deliver NEAR DSL download speed, the latency (as Shaginator pointed out) is AWFUL. Horrible for online games and not so great at surfing. Mostly just good at pure data transfers (ftp, download porn, etc.). [;)] It's alright, but having used both DSL is FAR superior. My parent's farm house happens to be a few hundred yards from a highway, underwhich (beside) supposedly runs fiber. However my dad hasn't done any significant studying on how much it would cost us to run cable out to the fiber, and how much the conn. would cost. Likely an arm and a leg. Viper Out
Link Posted: 11/2/2001 8:00:50 PM EDT
Shag, > You're SOL. Sure there's bandwidth but I know you're a videogame addict. You are *not* a nice person. LOL [;)] - CD
Link Posted: 11/2/2001 8:03:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/2/2001 8:09:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/2/2001 8:41:08 PM EDT
Where at, brouhaha? -kill-9
Link Posted: 11/2/2001 10:10:57 PM EDT
I have starband satellite access. Let me say this. Friends don't let friends buy starband! Tech support is horrible. They couldn't get it working on my win 98 machine, so I had to get a new win2k machine. Goes down at least once every other day. No good for games No good for running servers No good for SSH A sometimes own, sometimes high speed connection.
Link Posted: 11/3/2001 3:50:50 AM EDT
I work for Verizon as a central office technician so as far as land lines go.. this is the skinny. Currently, DSL can be run to homes less than two miles from a central office (not a remote, the host CO) and straight copper must be available. Most companies are going to pair gain systems because copper is rather expensive... from what I understand, they are working on a multiplexer that would be compatible with pair gain (making DSL more widely available) but it is not available yet. What this translates to for you is that your options for broadband would be ISDN (costly and possibly not available) or wireless/satelite technology, which has already been discussed here. As for me? I'm glad when I can even connect to the internet with my paper cups tied together with string... [:D]
Link Posted: 11/3/2001 7:35:44 AM EDT
As wireless connections begin to gain in popularity, it will get much, much better. Just my .02 [:)] Tyler
Link Posted: 11/3/2001 7:57:52 AM EDT
Colleague at work has sprint microwave broadband. He says it works really well, as fast as cable. I'm not sure if it is bi-directional or not, but it is terrestrialy based.
Link Posted: 11/3/2001 8:19:36 AM EDT
TylerD.. nice looking pup ya got there..that an ABD?...where from?
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