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Dragasoni
We're All Mad Here
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Palm Bay, FL
reply to mlerner

Re: FAIL

Oh, well that makes it a little better I suppose. But I still think that's crappy of ISP's to take advantage like that.

Do you have free WiFi at McDonalds, Wendy's, Krystal, etc like we do? If so, you could just go there, or set up a directional WiFi antenna on your house to use their connection.

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mlerner
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Nepean, ON
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said by Dragasoni:

Oh, well that makes it a little better I suppose. But I still think that's crappy of ISP's to take advantage like that.

Do you have free WiFi at McDonalds, Wendy's, Krystal, etc like we do? If so, you could just go there, or set up a directional WiFi antenna on your house to use their connection.

-Dragasoni-
Yes a few places including Starbucks now but they tend to have very limited bandwidth. Certainly not stable enough for video streaming.

I am however lucky where I am to have both unlimited cable + DSL for the moment. In other areas, many people aren't so lucky.


Dragasoni
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Palm Bay, FL

Really? The public library in town here has 10 Mbps symetrical, it's free, and they don't block YouTube or other streaming sites. I've never tested the speed at McDonalds since I've only used it with my iPod Touch.

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andrej

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ya in Toronto biggest city, we have 10mbps symmetrical free in every library over wifi and it's completely neutral



mlerner
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said by Dragasoni:

Really? The public library in town here has 10 Mbps symetrical, it's free, and they don't block YouTube or other streaming sites. I've never tested the speed at McDonalds since I've only used it with my iPod Touch.

-Dragasoni-
Depends on the area. Here in Ottawa, our nation's capital, funding is very poor for libraries so I'd be surprised if they all had fiber.