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  1. Join Date : Oct 2014
    Washinton State, US
    Posts : 10
    Win 10
       15 Oct 2014 #81

    When I say wireless, I do not mean WiFi. What I mean is that I have to have a satellite dish like you would have from DirectTv. It picks up a signal from a main dish on the top of the grain elevators that are here in town. So it is considered a wireless connection instead of something like dsl, cable or actual satellite. Strange, I know. It was either this or Centurylink. At least the company I go through is more or less locally owned, about 50 miles away. Also, the connection is always steady and very rare down times. The only compliant that I have with them is that sometimes it takes up to 45 minutes for then to renew your IP address. Not sure why. I think that they may do all of their customers at once.
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  2. Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 7,131
    All kinds
       15 Oct 2014 #82

    It could be WiFi too. My ISP is by 5.2GHz WiFi and is good for 15/3 Mbps. From antenna, which is a router too, goes a switch and from there is all wires to various rooms. There's an AP too, which gives me WiFi connection for wireless devices. Only difference between wired and WiFi connection is that WiFi has much larger ping but DL/UL speeds are same.
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  3. Join Date : Oct 2014
    Washinton State, US
    Posts : 10
    Win 10
       15 Oct 2014 #83

    Mine is from the dish to a small adapter of some type that acts like a modem, then to my router with wifi set up for other devices and a cable to my computer.
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  4. Join Date : Oct 2014
    Manchester CT
    Posts : 266
    Windows 10 Fast Ring
       15 Oct 2014 #84

    i wrote this on another post when the guys at Maximium PC were complaining that there should be a fiber network across the country:

    Trying to flesh out high speed internet across the US will be a extremely daunting and expensive task. The US is the third largest country in the world and people have this tendency to build their homes in the most god awful locations to run fiber to. 7 miles up a dirt road in rural Maine with only 6 houses on the road (like where my brother-in-law lives) and you want fiber to your home, seriously? In NYC alone, there are 2,146,892 apartments with every one of them needing to have new fiber pulled through the building's walls to give them all a fiber connection. Add all of the smaller towns and villages and all of the old apartment buildings in the country alone would be something only the government could afford to do the infrastructure. All of the really high speed countries are small and have these huge, newly built cities where 90% of the people are urban dwellers. As for the largest countries, do you think China has fiber to their desert communities or Russia supplies high speed internet across Siberia? We will have to wait for some sort of technology solution like high speed wireless hub based stations sprinkled around a region. Ubiquitous fiber to the home is a long ways away.
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  5. Join Date : Jan 2014
    Austin, Texas
    Posts : 884
    14955 Pro
       15 Oct 2014 #85

    I think its ridiculous what we pay for 'premium' internet...

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    this is what it should be...lol.

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  6. Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 7,131
    All kinds
       15 Oct 2014 #86

    John Pombrio said: View Post
    i wrote this on another post when the guys at Maximium PC were complaining that there should be a fiber network across the country:

    Trying to flesh out high speed internet across the US will be a extremely daunting and expensive task. The US is the third largest country in the world and people have this tendency to build their homes in the most god awful locations to run fiber to. 7 miles up a dirt road in rural Maine with only 6 houses on the road (like where my brother-in-law lives) and you want fiber to your home, seriously? In NYC alone, there are 2,146,892 apartments with every one of them needing to have new fiber pulled through the building's walls to give them all a fiber connection. Add all of the smaller towns and villages and all of the old apartment buildings in the country alone would be something only the government could afford to do the infrastructure. All of the really high speed countries are small and have these huge, newly built cities where 90% of the people are urban dwellers. As for the largest countries, do you think China has fiber to their desert communities or Russia supplies high speed internet across Siberia? We will have to wait for some sort of technology solution like high speed wireless hub based stations sprinkled around a region. Ubiquitous fiber to the home is a long ways away.
    Patience, patience, good stuff is coming: Samsung announces super fast, 4.6 Gbps Wi-Fi technology , It's unrealistic to expect fiber in every home even in Monte Carlo let alone in some large country. What should Canadians expect with it's size and population density ? S.Korea is supposedly country with highest average internet speeds but I doubt every remote village has it. What about Australia with it's population density ? WiFi, Samsung is promising can surmount necessity for very large and expensive infrastructure. It's not only the speed but with it comes bandwith too and one super high speed emitter can service many half decent networks.
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  7. Join Date : Oct 2013
    North West Indianapolis, Indiana
    Posts : 446
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit and VM
       15 Oct 2014 #87

    Apparently I can get 1 GB fiber for $229 per month. I'll stick with the 100 /25 (approx) they just bumped me up to for free, was originally 20/10 then 30/15 . It really yanks my chain when we get adverts for Comcast having the fastest internet as they are not even close in this town. Metronet, Local Utility, AT&T U Verse and finally Comcast. The local utility covers most of the county with wireless for clients "off the grid". Since Metronet put their cables on the Utilities poles and ducts they have a cross sharing agreement and they both offer 1GB fiber to homes and business.
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  8. Join Date : Oct 2014
    Manchester CT
    Posts : 266
    Windows 10 Fast Ring
       15 Oct 2014 #88

    The same plan, same cost over the years.

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    Making progress! Nice to have competition. ATT was run to the town in 2012 give COX a scare. The fastest ATT offers is 30Mbps. You gotta laugh.
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  9. Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 85
    Win 10 Pro
       16 Oct 2014 #89

    Speedtest.net by Ookla - My Results Our NBN has not long started and great speeds are available to a select few at this point. I look at some of the speeds on here and weep. Oh well, one day. Aussie btw.
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  10. Join Date : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 626
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       16 Oct 2014 #90

    They may not be great numbers, but I can`t complain
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