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Old 07-09-2013, 02:09 AM
 
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Default Least expensive internet option?

Things are such now that an internet connection is necessary to live, with online banking, etc. Unfortunately, living on retirement income means economizing for many of us, including me. What's the cheapest internet option in Colorado Springs?
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:08 AM
 
Location: Falcon, Colorado, USA
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Free - Local library, Many restaurants, hotels etc.. just remember that are not as secure as you would like them to be.

Talk to a close neighbor and maybe split the cost and use WiFi.

If you have a cell phone with a data plan maybe look into tethering if to a computer. Might increase plan fees and watch your data usage.
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:24 AM
 
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Free - Local library, Many restaurants, hotels etc.. just remember that are not as secure as you would like them to be.

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Yes, no good for banking!
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:17 AM
 
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Going wireless with a strong signal from a neighbor and splitting the cost is certainly an option. Using the library is not. Many library computers are infested with spyware and adware from stupid users. -- Source : I worked at a library for over a year and dealt with the computer issues.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Downtown Co Sps
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There is a brand called "Hawking" that makes high gain antenna (14db) that you put on your router/modem. Point the antenna toward the other house (outside and higher up is best) where a Hawking "repeater" is and it will pick up the signal and send it out in that area just as strong as it is in the original area. I used this set up for a few years with very little problems. There was around 500 ft between the two buildings. So your neighbor doesn't have to be the one directly next to you, giving you a few more options then just the ones next to you.
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