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tschmidt
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reply to adamjackson

Re: Moving to an area with terrible Internet. Satellite?

Welcome to BBR.

Yup - Cable and DSL

Satellite is a distant third because latency is very high.

Be careful about DSL speed. Actual speed is a result of circuit length and condition. The best case speed for ADSL2 is 24M/1M but only if you live very close to the central office, a few thousand feet. I recently switched from FairPoint to G4 Communication. Speed doubled to 6Mbps. Slow by your standards but a vast improvement compared to 3Mbps.

If you are seriously looking at DSL might want to see if G4 communication is available in your town. They are a CLEC competitive local exchange carrier and colocate their equipment in FairPoint's central offices and rent customer loops to deliver phone and DSL.

»www.puc.nh.gov/telecom/cleccusto ··· acts.pdf
There may be other CLECs that service your town.

Another option may be a wireless ISP. That is a good choice in rural areas. May want to check out the I want broadband NH site to see what broadband options are available.

»www.iwantbroadbandnh.org/

/tom