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Wireless Internet Service to Replace DSL
« on: January 16, 2018, 09:12:10 AM »
Hello All,
I live in an area not currently served by cable access to the Internet.
I initially used DSL provided by AT&T.  That service suffered from frequent slowdowns and signal loss due to an unreliable phone line.  Though the advertised speed was 6Mbps download, I rarely approached that speed.

I considered Internet via Satellite but, in reading reviews of the various providers offering that service, I decided that it wasn't for me.

I then investigated Wireless Internet.  This technology provides Internet via a signal sent line-of-sight from a land-based radio tower. 
Below, I have listed three service providers for San Luis Obispo County, CA.  The information is current as of 01/16/2018 and was copied from the respective wireless service provider web sites.

Peak WiFihttp://www.peakwifi.com/ 
NO CONTRACTS NO DATA LIMITS $99 INSTALL*
PLANS & PRICING
BASIC  |  $49.95
3 MB DOWN, 1 MB UP

STANDARD  |  $69.95
10 MB DOWN, 3 MB UP

PREMIUM  |  $119.95
15 MB DOWN, 4 MB UP

ULTRA  |  $199.95
25 MB DOWN, 5 MB UP

Advanced Wirelesshttp://www.advwireonline.com/plans--pricing.html
Basic Install $395

Basic Plan $49.99 per month
4Mbps Download
1Mbps Upload

Basic +
$64.99 per month
8Mbps Download
2Mbsp Upload

Preferred
$79.99 per month
10Mbps Download
4Mbps Upload

Preferred +
15Mbps Download
5Mbps Upload

Premier
149.99 per month
20Mbps download
5Mbps upload

Premier +
$199 per month
30Mbps download
5Mbps upload

 
Ranch WiFihttp://ranchwifi.com/plans
NEW INSTALLATION FEE $99!

Stage Coach WIRELESS PLAN
Up to 5 Mbps Downloads
Up to 5 Mbps Uploads
$65 PER MO.

PONY EXPRESS WIRELESS PLAN
Up to 10 Mbps Downloads
Up to 5 Mbps Uploads
$95 PER MO.

STAMPEDE WIRELESS PLAN
Up to 20 Mbps Downloads
Up to 10 Mbps Uploads
$135 PER MO.

SILVER BULLET WIRELESS PLAN*
Up to 30 Mbps Downloads
Up to 10 Mbps Uploads
$165 PER MO.

I initially signed up with Peak WiFi, later moving to Advanced Wireless.  Both provided excellent service.  I have no experience with Ranch WiFi

My recommendation, based on performance is to opt for cable based Internet service if it is available.  If it isn't consider wireless.

Ralph Sutter
« Last Edit: January 16, 2018, 09:17:38 AM by rsutter »