Originally Posted by Bud Cline
I'm in a rural area and Windstream is all there is available to me here. I am twelve miles from the phone company's central office and in fact the second to the last service on the cable. In fact they had to install a transformer for me to have dial-up way back when.
There's always satellite I suppose but they must want me to pay for the whole satellite based on their service charges.
Including the cost of the rocket to launch the damned thing.
I do have access to wireless but others in this area that subscribe to that service are kind of iffy about the quality and performance. When it storms they tell me I can forget using the Internet.
I feel your pain. Back when I lived in rural America and was restoring houses outside of town? I had to get the neighbors to act really dull and chant that they all needed DSL closer. It was our only option. Please bring the box nearer us.
Obviously you have something against rocket science and from my experience? TV and internet delivered via satellite goes with the first lightning strike. Plus, come on, those dishes, all facing the same direction, are butt ugly?
Just a suggestion? Try wireless and see if it works. Try all the major players at the same time if you want to see the one that gets you a signal. I don't know what wireless you have availed but start with Sprint, TMobile, Verizon and whatever.
Toss any of their wireless hotspots in the middle of the room and see what happens? All will give you a trial period and you can just cancel service if it doesn't work out!
Really, just take the modem back and cancel within the trial period. I had no problems with Sprint 3G but realized I was moving to Chicago and had 4G availed. Clear 4G has been spectacular for me. Others in the City cannot get a consistent strong signal.
Verizon was alright. T-Mobile sucked. AT&T, serving 98 percent of America was absolutely, positively worthless.