Sorting through the information flood for usable knowledge for our farm
John, you really do hate people with dial-up don't you?
rhoads - I hope you are kidding, but if you aren't, that's not what I'm going for. I'm sorry if it seems I'm emphasizing video too much. That is where communication is going, I believe.In fact, we're working at FJ Media to try to find some way to make broadband a more affordable option. I think if we can entice sponsorships or something and get the cost down to around $40/mo. we could help a lot of you find out what the Internet is all about. (Be sure the deduct the cost of a second phone line you won't need - that's how I justified it to begin with.)It's the best investment I've ever made.
I was definitely kidding John. I'd love to have broadband. I've looked into some, including Directway (which I'm guessing you use), Omnicity, and Wild Blue. I just can't get myself to pay what Directway wants (too much of a tightwad) and the reviews for the other two are terrible. So I'm going to wait a while longer and hopefully something reliable and not so pricey will come along but I'm not holding my breath. On another note, I didn't know we lived so close to each other until you mentioned some time back that you could see part of the Newport Ammunition Plant compound from your farm.
I hooked up to Wild Blue about 9 months ago and have been impressed with it so far. I did have the transmitter on the dish go out but the local distributor (our Rural Electric Coop) was out the next day to replace it. I live too far away from town to get the DSL service offered by the phone company. So satellite was the only way we could get higher speed service. Once I had a faster connection I wondered how I ever lived with dialup.
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