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Topic: OT: Satellite Internet was: Re: +reading list w/ gmail (3 msgs / 49 lines)
1) From: Paul Helbert
Thanks, but I'm in a sort of artificial limbo. The service providers get
permission to operate by county. I live near a county line with not many
potential customers between me and the line. There is good service from a
company in the county to the north of me (a mile away) and good service half
a mile to the south in my own county, but the bean-counters apparently don't
think it's worthwhile to run it out the last mile.
I'm going to check on Wildblue, which was mentioned here. We also don't have
cable TV (but no matter we don't watch TV anyway).
This evening things are perking along at >5K/s which is good enough for what
I do.

2) From: Treshell
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What you get a whole county?  OK here the only tiny piece of WY that is on
this is a strip 7 miles long most of which is in.  The rest of the phone co
is in MT.  We have about 30 people who are not long distance.  The phone co
itself is long distance!  OH and they are up near the CAN border somewhere.
We took a field trip up there once and couldnąt find the phone co.  Called
the next day and were told it was in the basement of a house.  Worse the
only time I have had much trouble was during ELK season and when I got
someone to talk with they said call back at the end of the season.
treshell

3) From: Jim Wheeler
Our rural phone company serves only rural areas and does seem to have
an interest in remote areas.  Yes, they got a "grant" and ran fiber
optic to our remote valley with just a few families to serve.  They
also charge a fair bit for the service.
Can we get back to coffee?
Roasting coffee outdoors in below freezing temperatures in the west
desert of Utah.
-- 
Jim in Skull Valley
On Jan 3, 2008 8:27 PM, Rich  wrote:
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