What Do You Think The Future Of FTA Will Be?

Discussion in 'Free To Air (FTA) Discussion' started by Alexander Olar, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. wvman

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    Here in WV there are companies that specialize in running fiber to new markets. We rent space to a company that's strung fiber to places out in the rural community. I'm 8 miles out in the county and in an area where there's no cable or DSL service and now high speed internet is within 3 1/2 miles of my home. The closest person to have it is the man I work for and he's got 100mbps/6mbps service right now.

    I figured I'd be dead and gone before I saw it at my house, but now I'm more optimistic. I've spoke with the guy who mapped out this area and he's saying it will be where I live within the next year. I hope so, I'm sick to death of this horrible wireless internet service. I can barely get my email most of the time, let alone stream and at $39.95 a month, it's no bargain. 100mbps looks like a dream to me at this point. :)
     
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    Amen WVman. As I have posted before, they ran the FO years ago within 1/4 mile of my house and I don't have it. In fact the thing goes about 12 miles in several directions (that I know of, and I'm sure it is more like 30 in every direction) and NOBODY has it. According the powers that be, this "wonderful" system that was supposed to supply nearly 100% of the county years ago only services a little over 3%. The cables are underground everywhere and no service. Nobody can explain why.
     
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    Radio waves is your my friend , Fiber optics is a joke but nice for high bandwidth but fragile to sabotage cut in the wire in day of ages crazy stuff we are living in now...:rolleyes:
     
  7. Alexander Olar

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    American internet infrastructure is all based off PROFIT. My parents who live in Romania in a village have a 1000mbps connection for 8 dollars. Sadly, internet and tv are all for profit in the us.
     
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    I’ll take the US.

    That profit motive is what created the Internet infrastructure.

    And $8 goes way further in Romania, I’ll bet.
     
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    1000mbps connection for 8 dollars. Do they have a room they'd rent me? :biggrin
     
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    Actually yes! No HOA, lots of land and an unused Ku dish. . (sadly no rent tho)
     
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    There's a fiber line on 3 sides of me. I'm down in a valley and nothing. I'm in no man's land. :)
     
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    Hows the hunting there? Can I take my rifles? LOL Just kidding. I am a born hillbilly.
     
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    Umm... there aren’t any forests close to where they live. Lots of agriculture. There’s only good hunting in the Carpathian Mountains
     
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    Well, I currently have 20mbps from AT&T. Switching to WOW this year for 100mbps.
     
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    I had 9 deer in the front yard when I got home at 5:30. Lots of game here. Squirrels, turkeys, grouse, deer, doves and even the odd coyote or two. I have a pond full of fish behind the house. All within a hundred yards of the house. I'm very lucky.
     
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    Wow, that’s awesome! Whole Foods is a rip off $10 a chicken
     
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    Not sure if it's an option for you or others interested on this thread, but Ubiquiti wireless devices are inexpensive... If you have a neighbor who can get the good Internet service at, you can use point-to-point wireless equipment such as Ubiquiti to bridge the connection to your place. Line of sight is helpful, but it depends on various factors. There are 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz options that might cost you I dunno, around $300 total for both sides. Something to consider if you're stuck with crappy service... become your own "last mile" provider. :)

    sgs
     
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    My neighbor and 45 year friend, unfortunately has the same service as me. Before, he had a satellite internet service, which wouldn't do what I needed to do, so there was no need to share the service. I use Team Viewer to keep track of what's going on with the computers at work, and it will not stay connected due to the latency problem with satellite internet services, plus, the cost of the service is ridiculously expensive.

    There are about 50 people in the area that has the same crappy wireless internet I have, and all of those are waiting for Frontier to do something with high speed at our homes. I have 303 acres to roam around on, and I would never trade that for internet service by moving closer to town. I grew up in the city and hated it the entier time I lived there. I can't stand having people looking out their window watching what you are doing.

    I'll wait to see what Frontier does, and if I kick the bucket before we get it, I won't need it anyway. :)
     
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    One of these days I will trade wvman for a 8 footer! :)
     
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    My house was built in 2010, and I consider myself lucky to have fiber -- for phone, TV and internet. Yes, it is delicate but as long as I don't dig into the line with a backhoe I'm good.
     
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