I just moved into a new house I had built. We moved in on June 30th. I was
just freaking out because their is not Cable or DSL for internet access. I
can see the nearest cable box from my back window, but yet they did not have
it in my area (what they meant is we don't want to run it to your cul-de-sac
yet...we will wait until you get DirecTV and other services, let you get
your lawn in, and then come in and rip it up and get you access ) (not
bitter at all?? hehe). Sprint says they are unsure when they will get DSL in
my area. So after a few months (prior to moving in) of calling the cable
company and phone company I ended up with nothing. So for one week I had
been connecting to the Internet via my SprintPCS cell phone via their dial
connection. Works alright, faster than most LAN line dial ups.
I am an IT Manager for a company and we have the same problem so we used a
wireless ISP. It was great service, importunely the company discontinued
their service. They were being taught the ins and outs by another company
and could not keep up with the load along with their other business which
was Nextel phones, Dish, DirecTV, etc etc.
I called up that (other) company (Stonebridge Wireless) and I now have a
wireless link to a tower about 8 miles sway. I have a small foot by foot
square antenna only about a half inch thick or so. They just installed it
yesterday. So far I am very impressed. I signed up for a 640K UP and DOWN. I
did several speed tests last night and I am getting well over that. I am
very impressed. I was actively getting over 800K download speeds when
downloading files from one of my servers in my data center for the company I
own. (not on the same network) I also did tests through DSL reports and the
likes and was getting in the 600-700's as well.
Has anyone else had experience with WISP's yet? How has your service been??
We even had a bad storm last night and I still did not have any glitches
that I could notice.
Would love to hear other peoples experiences! I was a HUGE cable internet
fan as I had it for 3 years with out a problem at all, but so far my
Wireless service is pretty neat.