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Verizon internet 3G connection in Williams, OR
Posted by: kap
Date: December 23, 2009 04:06PM
Good friends, who just moved there a month ago, are having a terrible connection there. So their spanking new latest and greatest model of unibody MacBookPro is dragging along at dial up speed decently. That is if they can establish a connection at all. No problems whatsoever when they are in the next town over. VZN confirmed there is nothing they could do due to the location. There must be cable or satellite options available, no? Or perhaps, they should stick to dial-up as their current DSL speed is not that much greater.



SoCal for now.



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Re: Verizon internet 3G connection in Williams, OR
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: December 23, 2009 05:04PM
Their DSL speed is not that much greater than dial-up?
They need to call their DSL provider and scream like hell...

They DO have the option of Hughes.net or Wildblue satellite internet... but it would be far more pleasant to eat broken glass.

If I were them, I'd look into local cable internet, and/or see if there are any local wireless internet providers.

My LAST choice would be Satellite of any species... but it DOES beat dial-up if that's the next-best choice.



Paul F.
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Re: Verizon internet 3G connection in Williams, OR
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: December 23, 2009 05:05PM
OK.. I re-read your post..

I'm confused.. do they have Verizon Cell-phone based internet or DSL?



Paul F.
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
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Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: Verizon internet 3G connection in Williams, OR
Posted by: kap
Date: December 23, 2009 06:40PM
They wanted to keep their ATT cell phone and DSL but VZN is the sole player in town. BTW, their MacBookPro doesn't play well ... keep freezing. Not sure if it's related to the internet connection. I am waiting to hear from the novices sometimes tonight ;) Hooking up with a local ISP is good idea, Paul.



SoCal for now.



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Re: Verizon internet 3G connection in Williams, OR
Posted by: artie67
Date: December 23, 2009 07:03PM
My cousin uses frontier.net in Kerby west of you. If you PM me I'll contact her and get any info which might help.
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