When our neighbour was dropping off our firewood a few weeks ago, we were yacking away and between sharing stories of the Yukon, we were talking about our internet options out here, over 20 kms from town.
Our internet service is wireless, not cell wireless, but wireless from government sponsored towers that were put up over the last 5 years. This neighbour mentioned there were speed boosts available if you asked for it.
So I inquired, and found out there IS higher speed internet available here, from the same ISP. Faster than the ~1mbps up (<0.5 mbps down) we’ve been living with for the last 4 years.
Their service technicians came and played on the roof one afternoon and found out we had a great direct line with a tower and a higher speed is available for commercial customers.
Well sign me up!
So now, we have up to FIVE mbps down and over 1 up. This is simply life changing for a person who works online all day from home. And it is only DOUBLE the monthly fee. ACK! I also found out this new antennae they installed (looks a bit like a smaller satellite dish) was able to pick up a signal around 8 mbps down, but that would cost FOUR times what we were paying, so I’ll take this jump as good enough for now 🙂
I feel so much more productive at work! And now Jeff and I can watch YouTube videos without buffering. We have so much internet to catch up on!