Regarding broadband access, Here’s a link to another interesting possibility. It would also require a repeater for line of sight to a cell tower, but one would not need to license nor purchase a block of bandwidth. Access could be done individually.
Perhaps we could work with PUD to provide repeaters for cell hotspots to inaccessible areas.
I am meeting with Kevin Street, Ass’t Manager of PUD and chief electrician on Monday, April 3rd. We will discuss this and other broadband issues and I will convey the information to you ASAP.
A world without Wi-Fi? Unlimited data plans might make it possible
With every major U.S. wireless carrier now offering unlimited data plans, consumers don’t need to log on to a Wi-Fi network to avoid costly overage charges anymore. That’s a critical change that threatens to render Wi-Fi obsolete.
The Chickens have come home to roost. So many neighbors with so little internet bandwidth. It was just a matter of time for community members to compare notes about lousy internet service we have in our neighborhood. The company told each and everyone of us that it was our fault. They had us buy new equipment, they had reboot our equipment hundreds of times, they made promises of new equipment that never materialized. It was just a matter of time before we talked to each other about our lousy service with bandwidth exhaustion.
Maybe it was the note on OUR NEXTDOOR, new neighborhood service provided by the county emergency management services that allows people living in the same neighborhood to get to know each other via email. Or maybe it was the potluck around Christmas time where we all complained that our internet service does not work. Well…the chickens have come home to roost and we’re getting organized. Coming soon…the details.
Lucy the farm dog says “give us a useable internet connection please!”