Also, where you can't get cable, there are Satellite providers. My parents found a good one - Blue Wolf? Can't remember for sure - but you pay a certain price for the bandwidth, and although they have Dish, they went for that one for a better price and are satisfied. Check out your OTHER satellite providers - they are quite competitive these days! :-)
Sometimes, when in rural areas... you take what you can get.
where we are at in WI, our office had a dish, similar to what Karrie mentioned... it was horrible for our public use... we'd constantly exceed our bandwidth usage. Last year we went cellular... much better. we have a modem that has a phone number, we pick up a cell signal for our internet usage... much better and unlimited.
we have no option for DSL or High speed [IE Cox, Comcast, Charter.. et al ] so we take what we can get.
AT & T Cable or AT & T Dial Up? I have never heard of any dial up faster than cable unless something was wrong with the cable service... My brother ran into a problem with Qwest (DSL) and found out he wasn't getting what he was paying for and got many months worth of service paid back to him. As soon as I switched from dial up to Cable, I saw a WOW difference! I can't watch a movie with dial up - but I can with cable. I also run my phone (magic jack) off my cable internet - saves me hundreds of dollars a year! I pay $20 a year and can call anyone in the U.S. and Canada, all paid for, for that yearly subscription.
Karrie20x - How long have you had the "magic jack"? Have you run into any problems with it? Was it hard to install...Initial cost, etc.? It has always sounded interesting, but we've never really followed up. We have Comcast cable so we should be able to run it.
ah, ok. We had Cox Cable here, then it switched to A T & T Cable, and now is Comcast Cable. Some people like DSL and find it is plenty fast enough to serve their needs. Oh - I lived in Dublin, CA when I was a little girl. I think I went to Edison grade school when I was in kindergarten, if it's even still around.
The DSL service here in Spokane, is through the local phone company.
I have no idea - it was a long long time ago, and we moved up to WA state in 1972. I remember we had to cross a free way to get to it, and there was a bully that would take children's books and throw them down at the cars below... I narked on him and he got suspended. I mean, REALLY! (like they say on SNL)...