Over the last year satellite and cellular Internet service providers have rolled out newer, much better services. Although some of us subscribe to these services, I am still trying as hard as ever to bring cable, DSL or fixed wireless Internet to our neighborhood. Why bother, though? Why not settle for the newer satellite and cellular services? Because of availability, cost, and value.
Author Archives: Chris Leonello
Nothing but good news since the last update. I’ve talked with the Chief Media Engineer at WUOM about using the Peach Mountain tower for wireless broadband internet. They are very open to the idea and willing to work with us. Many thanks to our neighbor, Aaron Ridley, for getting me in contact with the people at Peach Mountain.
Summer has come and almost gone, but broadband is not forgotten! Our next step is to get a neighborhood meeting together with representatives from 123Net (www.123.net). They are the fixed wireless provider that could possibly give cable like internet speeds.
Charter has surveyed the area of Scully, Walsh, Valentine, Stoneview, Black Pine, Gleason and Timberlane roads. They have not yet looked at the areas on Territorial, Blue Heron, Donovan or other non-adjacent roads. I would guess that brining service to other neighborhoods in the area would average out to about the same costs if we were to proceed all at once.
I’ve made some headway with a local fixed wireless internet provider, 123Net (http://www.123.net). This is not the same type of wireless service as cellular wireless (Verizon/AT&T/Sprint) or satellite.