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No internet access at my address

by cityline / May 17, 2009 2:36 AM PDT

Located in an industrial area of Baltimore city, no easy internet access - dial-up and air-card too slow and kick-off frequently Got XOHM and it worked fine until they decided this area was unprofitable and pulled the service (still getting charged which is another problem!) Looking for technical advice on best internet access - little knowledge about this - saw Verizon net-book, but is that any faster or better than above? Have cable at home which is fine. What would be the best way - no long or graphic dowloads needed.
Thanks for any help in easy-to-understand language.

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Why Not DSL or Cable?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 17, 2009 3:55 AM PDT

If there is a telephone at the site, you probably can get DSL.. And yes, although you don't mention the need to television service, cable internet should work fine also, but either way, you'd need to check with availability in your area?

Hope this helps.

Grif

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No internet access
by cityline / May 17, 2009 9:27 PM PDT
In reply to: Why Not DSL or Cable?

I've already checked with Verizon, ATT and Direct Satellite TV - none is available at my address.

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Internetless in Baltimore
by RonS [WINDOWS-TEAM] / May 18, 2009 2:23 AM PDT

It seems weird that you?d be in an industrial area (which more-than-likely needs data transfer at their sites) and can?t get internet. It would seem as though you?ve exhausted most of your options. Who is/are the local cable provider(s)? That might be your best bet.

Cheers,
Ron
Windows Outreach Team

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Internet Access
by cityline / May 18, 2009 6:33 AM PDT

I did check and check almost monthly - I'm told there are not enough users in that area, that Baltimore gov't is holding things up, that adjacent Anne Arundel county isn't quite close enough - many reasons they say it's not available at this address. XOHM did work, but they said the area wasn't profitable for them for the same reason -- not enough users. I guess I'm asking about the air card vs the Verizon mini HP notebook - would they have the same uploading and downloading capability or would the notebook be better and I wouldn't get knocked off so often.
Thanks,

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About the same
by RonS [WINDOWS-TEAM] / May 19, 2009 7:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Internet Access

You're going to see about the same speeds with either of those, so the question after that becomes price.

Cheers,
Ron
Windows Outreach Team

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Internet Access
by cityline / May 19, 2009 7:32 AM PDT
In reply to: About the same

Thanks so much - that's the answer I was seeking and you have saved me a lot of $$$!

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Sure thing
by RonS [WINDOWS-TEAM] / May 20, 2009 2:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Internet Access

You can use the extra cash for stamps to hound the area companies about bringing cable/internet into your area : )

Cheers,
Ron
Windows Outreach Team

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