Internet Service Providers forum

General discussion

How to find what's in my area?

by lindaok / July 6, 2005 11:26 AM PDT

I am moving to a new house and leaving my SBC DSL. Dsl and cable will not be available. The house already has a Dish network dish. How do I find what kind of high speed internet is available to me? Thanks for your help.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: How to find what's in my area?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: How to find what's in my area?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Well. . .
by Coryphaeus / July 6, 2005 11:16 PM PDT

If DSL and cable are not available, your final choices are ISDN and satellite.

ISDN is a fully digital connection with at speed of 128 KB/s up and down. And rather expensive. But it's distance limited so you'll have to contact your local phone company for availability.

Satellite? Yes, but very expensive. Contact DishNetwork for the specifics. One downside here, just like your TV signal, if you get heavy cloud cover, you will loose the internet connection also.

Wayne

Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach that person to
use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks.

Click here to see the CNet faces, learn a little about telephones,
internet connections, spyware removal, and data, and download free software.

Collapse -
Call the phone company
by SFRosie / July 11, 2005 8:29 AM PDT

I'm just going through the same thing - you phohe compnay probably has information about broadband for you. Also check with providers you like or have heard good things about (ie - earthlink) they let you put in your information on their website and tell you if they can service your home.

Popular Forums

icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

FALL TV PREMIERES

Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!