i honestly have no idea what they are using or if they would even tell me if i asked. I just no they are a small mom and pop style teleco. The name of the company is bit which stands for buggs island teleco. I know you guys can't do anything about it but it's a frustrating situation. They were suppose to be out here in April that was what a cs rep told me when i found out about them 2 years ago. I was able to find out that soon because my landlord's husband is on the town committee and it was discussed at a town meeting. So i get excited and call and i'm told April of 2012. So may comes around and nothing so i call i'm told they the equipment will not work out here and that they have to update but before they install it on the towers in my county they want to first update it for their current customers but they'll be up and running around labor day. September comes and goes so i call that that's when the tell my about the interference issue. The project is being funded partially the the county and i'm scared that they are gonna pull a Vz and take the money and run. Verizon got a butt load of money to put internet out here over 15 years ago and they never did. So that's the whole story Right now i can wait or spend about 500 on 3g boosting equipment. I would hate to spend that money then have them start offering service next week. So my plan is to stick with wb till the leaves fall off the trees then if they aren't out here order a 3g modem from millenicon. Then hope they get out here before next summer. If not i'll just have to buy and amp and antenna and stick with 3g.
reply to TheTechGuru oh not sure if this will help you guys narrow anything down but you can be up to 10 miles from the tower and they only offer speeds of 1.5 and 3 megs. So the signal travels kinda far but doesn't offer very fast speeds.
oh not sure if this will help you guys narrow anything down but you can be up to 10 miles from the tower and they only offer speeds of 1.5 and 3 megs. So the signal travels kinda far but doesn't offer very fast speeds.
I'm 3.5 miles from the tower and getting the speeds I posted earlier. It all depends on what they're using. -- CompTIA Network+ Certified
reply to curious Their speed offerings may have less to do with the technology and more to do with making sure there is enough to go around and/or controlling cost. Some WISPs allow as much speed as the technology can provide but that can cause issues when too many subs max out their system. -- Strange as it seems, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it. -- Stephen Vizinczey
We for sure have lots off trees out here. It's fair to say we have at least 100 trees for every 1 house lots of farm land and untouched forest. On top of that everyone on my street thinks it's a crime to trim any trees in your yard. I rent and have like 20 trees in my front and back yard most of which my landlord doesn't want me messing with. I still do some trimming though because if i don't the yard becomes like 1 giant canopy. Plus i'm pretty sure landlords have no legal right to tell me that i can't trim the trees in the first place. Anyway that's kinda off topic i'll let you guys no if they actually ever get it out here and how it works.