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Forum topic by jusfine posted 08-31-2010 05:45 AM 1775 views 0 times favorited 38 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-31-2010 05:45 AM

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This may be hard for some of you to understand, but I have never had high speed internet access.
We live in the country, and our service provider’s slogan is “The Future is Friendly”.

I have called them at least 3-4 times a year for the last 15 years begging to be brought into the new technology, they say it is too expensive to run it in the country and the future is wireless.

The future is not friendly.

I have had an aircard for three years, in a race, I’m not sure my dial up would lose…

Well, today I picked up one of the new aircards, as we saw the high speed line being installed on a tower fairly close to us, and the installer told me it would be “blazing fast”.

I really cannot believe it! It is blazing fast. No more taking 3 minutes for the project pictures to show up, I can even watch video without going for a half hour drive first.

Maybe not a big deal to some, but this is a life changer for us! :)

I finally watched a video on U Tube!

I can’t stop smiling!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#1 posted 08-31-2010 11:13 AM

you are not a lone in Wyoming and Mountain it is like that and some steal can not get cellphone to work for them so don’t feel a lone and congratulation the up in the high speed world

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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#2 posted 08-31-2010 12:24 PM

I know what you mean. I went from high-speed at school for two years, to high-speed at my first apartment for two years, then I moved to the country and was back to dial-up for over a year. Let me tell you… I found other things to do really fast. It was probably the most productive time of my adult life.

-- Big John's Woodshed - Farmington, IL

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#3 posted 08-31-2010 03:38 PM

John, I think mine will be more productive now, will be able to download files and get on to something else.

Still amazed at the speed this morning… :)

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#4 posted 08-31-2010 04:16 PM

This is big deal!
High speed Internet opens brand new horizons to you and put the world within your reach.
I have a very fast cable connection which is delight to use.
I love the Internet, when properly used.

-- Bert

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#5 posted 08-31-2010 04:30 PM

sweet. surprisingly or not – most of the US is still NOT on high-speed internet. glad you’ve upgraded.

it’s the downgrading that’s the problem :)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#6 posted 08-31-2010 04:39 PM

Randy—You’re gonna love it!

I have always been amazed at how some of these ‘service providers’ like to talk about the future and their ‘high tech’ services when they are, in many cases, providing the modern day equivalent of horse and buggy service. I have a friend who is a tech for one of these providers … privately he will tell you that his employer’s vision of the future is to make yesterday’s technology last one more day!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#7 posted 08-31-2010 05:04 PM

Well, I’m glad you’re all tied in to speed now. New technology never ceases to amaze me – nor the internet – sooooo much information.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 08-31-2010 05:05 PM

Welcome to the 21st century, Randy! lol.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 08-31-2010 05:08 PM

Awesome! Enjoy it :)

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#10 posted 08-31-2010 05:24 PM

Congratulations! Like me with my new computer I can watch Wood Whisperer, Norm, and Woodworking videos without them having terrets syndrome caused by my computer cards, ie processor, video, and graphics card and the other stuff is awesome as well :)
Enjoy :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#11 posted 08-31-2010 05:52 PM

well i have to say im really jealous…ive been wanting it for years now…im right down the road from a main road…it use to be the main road from florida to michigian…hiway 31…but do i have high speed…NOPE…no idea when i will get i say congrats to you…enjoy it…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#12 posted 08-31-2010 06:20 PM

Grizz, that is exactly what I felt. They ran high speed cable to within viewing distance of my house (600 feet), but would not bring it to my place…

Thanks everyone, I am sure we will enjoy it!

I set up a wireless 3G router and now my wife on the second floor (my computer is in the walk out basement) can get on high speed too!

I understand about the videos, Sawblade, our son has music videos on the internet which we have never been able to see uninterrupted until last night. We only have rabbit ears for the TV, and I am ok with that. :)

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#13 posted 09-01-2010 10:33 PM

You said you only have rabbit ears for TV. You don’t need TV with high speed internet. I quit watching TV long time ago. I can’t remember the last time I watched a full program on TV. The few shows I watch on a regular basis I catch online. There’s no commercials and I can pause it to go get coffee, or the bathroom, or whatever. Who needs TV?
If you like movies, with high speed, there’s better options for that online too. Online movie services are way cheaper than cable or sattelite. Unfortunately, I still have to pay a cable bill. My kids watch TV.


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#14 posted 09-01-2010 10:57 PM

Ok now I’m the only person left on the planet that doesn’t have broadband available YET!!!! LOL
It’s amazing that in a day and time when you can sent a craft to Mars and relay pictures back and can clone animals there are many people that can’t get a broadband internet connection

-- Jeff - Bell Buckle, TN

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#15 posted 09-01-2010 11:16 PM

You will be amazed how many things you can do now since you have high speed Internet.

-- mrg

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