[lug] Broadband Internet options for rural Boulder County?
sixgod at gmail.com
Tue Aug 3 13:12:37 MDT 2010
we're getting a t1 from cbeyond for around 200 a month. or you may beable to
do a adsl from speakeasy.net. I'd start there.
On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 1:07 PM, Brian Talley <b225ccc at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 10:09 AM, Paul E Condon <pecondon at mesanetworks.net
> > wrote:
>> On 20100726_070245, Ryan Kirkpatrick wrote:
>> > About two years I posed this question to the group and am hoping there
>> > some new options. I am looking for broadband (i.e., faster than dial-up
>> > :) about half way between Lafayette and Longmonth in Easter Boulder
>> > County.
>> > Two years the options were WISPs (Mesa Networks, etc...) and cellular.
>> > Mesa Networks were the only ones with coverage, yet they came out and
>> Mesa Networks has been absorbed into a larger company, Skybeam. They have
>> had some indigestion pains, but they have added hardware. You might get
>> better results now than 2yrs ago. New company has strong marketing focus
>> on VOIP. Seems crazy to me. When they are down, how does a customer call
>> for service? But if it pays their bills and they have the coverage (which
>> remains to be seen) ... maybe you can do business with them.
>> I had terrible service from the time of the ownership change until a
>> of months ago when I managed to get them to send a tech out to repoint
>> the antenna on my roof. Turns out they had switched me to a different
>> tower which was closer to my house, but in a slightly different direction.
> Yes, Skybeam (whom I work for) has acquired and integrated several WISPs in
> Colorado. We've made significant changes and improvements to all aspects of
> the infrastructure state-wide in the past couple of years. There were
> several problems with the infrastructure in Eastern Boulder and Western Weld
> county, but things are stable now.
> Our sales people have pretty good tools now to be able to tell if your
> location is serviceable before sending an installation tech out, so it might
> be worth a quick call just to rule in or out the possibility of Skybeam
> I wouldn't say we're putting any more emphasis on VoIP than we are data
> services, but my perspective might be skewed (and I don't work for the
> marketing team). I think many people feel the way you do about VoIP, but
> wireless technology has become much more robust and stable in the last 5
> years. If you have Comcast/Xfinity VoIP and you're service is down, how do
> you call for service? The likelihood or probability of different wired or
> wireless services being down is surely not the same across the board, but
> the same problem really exists no matter what service you have.
> Brian Talley
> b225ccc at gmail.com
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