Monday, September 10, 2012

as best as we can get

Heard back from Blair about internet service options for the top of the Blue Mountains. He reminded me it is rural. Very rural.

DSL: Not available. Never will be.

Fiber: Not available. Likely never will be. Would be very expensive, if it was. (Curiously, Bell is trenching in fiber up Grey Rd 2.)

T1: Not available at present. Possible option from Bell. A fair bit slower than microwave. Even in a bonded paired configuration. Expensive. Tariffs apply.

Satellite: Available. But slower than microwave. Less capacity.

"Cellular:" Available. Slow and variable. Moderate costs. Rogers system tested.

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