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Old 10-27-2010, 12:23 AM
 
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I have bridgemaxx/digital bridge, and it has to be the worst service I've ever encountered. We pay $31 a month for 1mb. And we hardly ever get 1mb. It's like a step up from dial up. About 2 times a month, the service goes down anywhere from 30 minutes up to 6 hours at a time. The customer service is pretty bad too. They've been out several times trying to "fix whatever is wrong".
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Acworth
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No.... we all mail our posts into the hosting server personnel and they post for us ! I really get mad when they post something I told them specifically not to.....

It's almost everywhere..... as much as many here would like to be back in the stone ages we are not. I don't have wires service as far up the mountain as I am located so I have Wildblue.... satellite internet. In many rural places if you don't have it available you can surely pay the phone or cable co to bring it to you, or go with an alternate method.

The high speed wireless internet service works just fine too anywhere you can grab signal which is about everywhere anymore.....

Bottom line, broadband Internet....... ya, we got that !
no you dont

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wireless never has been nor will be broadband in any sense of the term. that is one of the main hurdles that is keeping development up north short. im sure most like it that way but it has to be depressing for some that would like netflix ;x
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:38 PM
 
Location: NW MT
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no you dont
"No I don't" what ?
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Old 10-30-2010, 06:49 AM
 
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"No I don't" what ?
"Bottom line, broadband Internet....... ya, we got that !"

He's saying that wireless is not adaquate to be considered "broadband."
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Old 10-30-2010, 02:44 PM
 
Location: USA (North Springfield, Vermont)
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WildBlue is a crime!
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Old 10-30-2010, 03:58 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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Default In our odd corner of the state --

We don't even have cable, we are lucky to even have phone lines !
We are thinking about WildBlue but if we do go with a satellite service it may be Hughesnet.
Blackfoot is throttling at about 9:00 pm and pissing me off.
I think they figure they will lose less customers with slowed down connections when they want to save a few dollars rather than letting folks get bumped off the web while doing something important using the internet.
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Old 10-30-2010, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Montana
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Montana is filled with many pockets of great service and bad service because of the mountain terrain. For instance, I live on a mountain North of Helena, MT and am online just using an wireless internet card. I use Altell which is now switching to AT&T. Many people like Verizon and their wireless. I dont.

Here is another thought. If you decide to live in a rural area. You can get sattelite internet service. However, we have found that our wireless internet card with an external trucker antenna works great and we always have four bars of good to great reception.

Montana can be spotty at best at times. You just have to find that "sweet spot" at your new place and DONT MOVE! lol
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