OT: Internet Provider

Mark Haney mhaney at ercbroadband.org
Wed Jan 7 21:35:31 UTC 2009

Karl F. Larsen wrote:

>     Thank you for the new ideas. There is a wireless company here and I 
> understand the cost is not bad anymore. We do have cable but they have 
> been quite expensive like $70/mo for Internet. Today I see a ad in the 
> paper saying $10/mo for a year and then no info on the next year. Just 
> like our cable company!
> Karl

No problem.  Wireless options are getting cheaper.  The equipment is
getting much more cost effective and more stable, even over the mtns of
NC here we can get 5-7Mbps consistently, which is pretty impressive.
I'm sure the hardware can do more than that, but around here that's
plenty for residential customers.

Not to mention, with the opening up of the TV 'whitespace' to vendors
this should ramp up wireless speeds and adoption.  Unless, of course, a
bunch of telcos bribe the government to shut out competition like
they've done everywhere else.

Frustra laborant quotquot se calculationibus fatigant pro inventione
quadraturae circuli

Mark Haney
Sr. Systems Administrator
ERC Broadband
(828) 350-2415

Call (866) ERC-7110 for after hours support

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