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about the broadband Think about this if your in the most rural place in states there is no TELCO or CABLE is going spend there money on building dslams or coax build outs because it would cost them crap load money for 10 or people in that area. Its say if there was 10 people in a rural area on one road I am sure the telco or cable is going to charge them crap load of money per month. As you know private smaller WISP's doesn't even account for broadband but just think Smaller WISP's can get more customers in rural area then telco and cable companys can get. I know some WISP charge 60 dollars for 512/256 which is stupid. When I start my own WISP I am going to give what the customer needs like 768x768,3m x 3m, 5mx5m. for a cheaper cost.
said by treichhart:But are we all paying into the USF fund on our phone/internet bills so internet service can be expanded to underserved areas? I seem to recall that a few billions of dollars have been given to compaies to expand service. I wonder how much really is going for its intended reason vs. just adding to someones profit margin?
Think about this if your in the most rural place in states there is no TELCO or CABLE is going spend there money on building dslams or coax build outs because it would cost them crap load money for 10 or people in that area.
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Yeah they wouldn't do anything for 10 people. I live in an area of over 460 houses, and we cannot get wired internet here because we live 1 mile from town(which has comcast and ATT servicing them) and are listed as non incorporated. I am sick of getting shafted.
I had a WISP for 4 years, and for 4 years I had latency that went from 20ms to 3000ms every other second during the day and was only stable at night. So I had to cancel, I couldn't handle it anymore. Now I'm forced to use 3g USB device on my desktop so I can have some kind of access besides dialup.