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Old 10-16-2015, 03:48 PM
 
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I currently live in a rural area and use Clearwire for my internet. As some have heard, they are shutting down on the 6th of next month. I have contacted CenturyLink and CableONE with no luck. HughesNET doesn't off a speed that would be viable for my household as I have kids and they enjoy their gaming/YouTUBE/Netflix and Hughesnet isn't good for duplex traffic.

My question is: Does anyone know any other options that might be viable for me? I like outside of Kuna in the cloverdale/hubbard area.

Thank you.
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Old 10-16-2015, 03:52 PM
 
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Try Dish, they supply both tv and internet.
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Old 10-16-2015, 04:13 PM
 
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No luck with Dish either
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Old 10-17-2015, 10:30 AM
 
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That one could be a deal breaker for me as well. I was thinking about a rural area south of Kuna but may have to rethink that one. I had heard that Hughes Net and some others cost a lot per month for substandard service. Definitely not into that one.

How about internet inside Boise city limits? I am currently enjoying Dish for TV and cable for internet.
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Old 10-17-2015, 07:32 PM
 
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There are other threads of course on internet in Boise proper. I'm on Cable One, which has horrible reviews, but then again CenturyLink does too. At any rate, no complaints from me yet. Fast, reliable, and the install tech was great.
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:37 PM
 
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If you live anywhere where CenturyLink and Cable One are available, they are pretty much the best option. Otherwise you will be dealing with wireless and satellite providers that charge a lot for subpar service and have sky high data overages and low data caps.

Check to see whats available in your area using the FCC's Broadband Map tool:
http://www.broadbandmap.gov/
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Old 10-18-2015, 09:40 PM
 
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That is a good tool to use. Looks like DSL has the most coverage, followed by cable & Fiber. Not too surprising.

Is CenturyLink DSL or cable? In looking at the different speed options, I don't need the fastest so that is a benefit.

Thank you.
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Old 10-19-2015, 10:22 AM
 
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You might look into what the different cell providers offer in terms of unlimited data and try working off hotspots. I think T-Mobile offers unlimited data if they have coverage at your house (their network in general stinks, but might be okay since you're pretty close in).

My house has no cable but luckily we do have a hard phone line for Centurylink, and it works okay most of the time.
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Old 10-19-2015, 06:54 PM
 
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Unfortunately, the only wireless broadband option for us Clearwire refuges is RiseBroadband.com

They used to be Digis and by most accounts were/are terrible. Although, Clearwire became pretty terrible after Sprint bought them, so maybe we won't notice a difference.

I'll be switching to them in the next few weeks. I'd advise against signing their 2 year contract though and going month by month, in case some better options pop up in the area.

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Old 10-20-2015, 10:45 AM
 
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I have checked with the cell providers and although T-mobile does offer an unlimited data plan, it is only for their phones with a 7GB/mo data cap on that. Hotspots are all on limited plans that will be capped by my household in less than a week.
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