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|reply to jcremin |
Re: [Equipment] 900 point to point
said by jcremin:Sounds like my neighbour... WISP hooked him up in Winter... come Spring the trees leafed out and the whining began. I told him he needed to cut down a few trees but all he would do is call the WISP and ream them out, refuse to pay his bill, etc.
...many people will beg for service, claiming that they just want something better than dialup and it doesn't matter if it is slow or cuts out, but then once they get used to it working, they can be big pains in the a$$ every time it glitches and seem to forget what they said 6 months ago when it was installed...
One day he got a call from Bell offering to hook him up to DSL. DSL was not available but the call centre in India didn't know that. The neighbour told the WISP what he could do with their CPE (anatomically impossible) and waited for the Bell tech that never came. Having burned his bridge, he was back on dialup.
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said by jim_p_price7:No. The town I live in has 4 broadband providers, they don't need a 5th. The location I want access at is literally in the middle of a cornfield 10 miles out of town. Within 4 miles there might be 20 houses, and there's terrain issues and lots of trees. I'm on top of a 100' hill with few trees. Add in the fact I have no money for start up, and being a WISP doesn't appeal to me at all.
Have you considered becoming your own ISP? Your situation is what led me to start my own WISP.
I had a T1 at this location but due to situations beyond my control, I can't access it anymore. That could change at any time, but I was hoping for a wireless link as an alternate source. This is why I don't care that much about speed/reliability as I'll likely have the T1 available as well. The firewall sucks, and I'd like to be able to VPN into my home LAN which isn't allowed on the T1.