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options in my area?

by arconreef / August 28, 2011 6:05 AM PDT

My family has just bought a house in Wayland, MI - everyone we called had to do an extensive search
to find where we live in order to tell us what kind of internet was
available to us). The trouble is, we didn't think about internet options
until it was too late. According to every ISP we have called, there is
no cable available whatsoever, and the best DSL that AT&T will offer
us is 1.5Mbps! We are VERY Heavy internet users, with 3 computers
that are each in internet related activity at least 6 hours a day, not to mention HD streaming services on our 2 TV's including (but not limited
to) Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Youtube. There are also several members of
the family which play Multiplayer Video Games, which is why Satellite
Internet is not an option (due to the high latency) not
to mention that Satellite internet throttles down the connection speed
after a certain amount of useage. 3G is not an option either, because it
is capped at 10GB per month, after which each GB costs $10. We use 10GB
in less than a week! Our current Internet Speed is the fastest
available in our current home (24Mbps) and I just can't see us living
with less than 6mbps (bare minimum) in our new one. Do we have any options, or are we

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When I was in a remote area.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 28, 2011 6:07 AM PDT
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We could opt for 2 of those DSL lines and each player got their own access. It's not the same thing but maybe it's better than the alternative.

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Check With New Neighbors
by sunwatcher / August 29, 2011 1:54 AM PDT
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I was in a similar situation after buying a new house, but a neighbor mentioned a wireless ISP that was available. I was lucky; the tower is barely a half a mile away and is in line-of-sight. Such services are sometimes harder to find without the help of a knowledgeable individual in your immediate area, so check with those new neighbors. There might be a chance that someone knows about alternatives such as WISPs.

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Options in my area?
by karen_toh / October 13, 2011 11:17 PM PDT
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Hey Buddy,

I can suggest you to switch over to ethernet internet services as they cover a wide area and I am quite sure that your area comes within their range.

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