[Homestead] Connection speed, was City farming - urban farm
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Sun Oct 12 19:55:49 EDT 2008
Marie McHarry wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 12, 2008 at 6:14 PM, EarthNSky <erthnsky at bellsouth.net> wrote:
>> you guys looking at stuff for me. I'm not just being lazy, I swear! My
>> only other internet alternative is satellite, which would be over
>> $65/month, a price I can't afford. No cable or DSL available here.
> AT&T has cellphone coverage in this area, so now I'm using a computer
> connection that is basically a cellphone connection. It's 3 MB, but it
> costs $60/month. It has the advantage that it works anywhere on any
> computer (I have a little gizmo that I plug into the USB port).
Lucky you. Unfortunately, cellphones aren't reliable here. Sometimes
they work, sometimes not. People with cellphones have to go out to the
pasture to get a few bars, and even then, it is iffy. Could it be that
telecommunications satellites are in a lower orbit than TV satellites?
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the government and I'm here to help.'" Ronald Reagan
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