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Discussion in 'Business, Goods and Services' started by Ms. A-town, Nov 6, 2005.

  1. Ms. A-town

    Ms. A-town Beach Crab

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    Hello all. I've enjoyed reading the various forums.

    We've recently moved to the SRB/Pt. Washington area and it has become apparent that there is no high speed internet available other than satellite. Satellite isn't an option for us, b/c I need a secure VPN connection for my work, which I've been told you can not get over satellite. I've asked some of the folks who live in our area and they all have satellite. How is possible that you can have high-speed internet access in Mozambique, but not parts of S. Walton County? Does anyone know if any proposals through the county for this to change?
     
  2. steele mama

    steele mama Beach Fanatic

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    :welcome: Welcome Ms. A-town.
    Concerning your question, I have no idea. Just saying welcome.
    I really don't think it could be true, however, what about cable? :idontno:
     
  3. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    MediaCom would be the cable company servicing the area of Pt Washington, and coverage varies from one neighborhood to the next. You would not be the person who recently moved into a house on Georgie St, eh?
     
  4. sarahj

    sarahj Beach Lover

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    :welcome: Ms.A-town
     
  5. Miss Kitty

    Miss Kitty Meow

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    Welcome aboard! I had Mediacom installed when at WC last month and I am very pleased with the service. Hopefully, it will be available for you.
     
  6. Jdarg

    Jdarg SoWal Expert

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    Yeah, thanks to Mediacom, Miss Kitty kept us entertained everyday that she was at the beach! They get my vote!
     
  7. Miss Kitty

    Miss Kitty Meow

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    And more importantly...Sueshore got soooo many laughs!!! Mediacom, Mediacom, RAH, RAH, RAH!!
     
  8. kurt

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    Call Jim McDonald to see if you can get a signal from him:
    http://www.aircombroadband.com
     
  9. TreeFrog

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    Have you checked with Sprint about adding DSL to your phone service?
     
  10. ShallowsNole

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    If you're on/near Georgie St, :welcome: neighbor (well, within a mile or two) and I am in internet hell at my home too. Sprint doesn't have DSL in our 'hood yet.

    If you figure out a solution, will you (or anyone else with a clue) pm me?

    I will have to try Kurt's suggestion too.
     
  11. ecopal

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    which is better: Mediacom HSI or Sprint DSL?
     
  12. kurt

    kurt Admin Staff Member

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    I believe cable is much faster but goes out a lot.

    Tell Jim that Kurt at Mooncreek sent you and if you sign up I get a free month. :clap_1:
     
  13. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    I use MediaCom cable, and have had it go out only a few times, maybe three days this year, outside of the storms.
     
  14. Ms. A-town

    Ms. A-town Beach Crab

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    Wow!
    I just read all of the wonderful advice and words of welcome. Thanks to all.
    I've actually investigated Medicomm, Sprint DSL, Cox, Comcast, etc. and believe it or not, none of them provide high speed internet to where we are located (north 395). I'll call airbroadband first thing Tuesday morning and keep you posted. It is defintely internet hell.
    It just really blows my mind that this service isn't avaiable north of 98.
    Thanks to all and stay tuned.... :D
     
  15. Rita

    Rita margarita brocolia

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    :welcome: Ms A-town. And GOOD LUCK!
     
  16. kurt

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    Exactly.

    I've tried to bring in DSL and cable. And so have others. I had to use direcway satellite until Aircom came along. One of their towers is at the tower on 98 at Peach Creek so depending on your clearance you may be able to get a signal.
     
  17. aquaticbiology

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    you can get a real static vpn address for directway - it's 60-80$++ per month and 600$ for the equipment - you have to call tech support (in India - yep, "my name is Raj-Hindi but you can call me Scott") to get it. at least you have an option

    mine worked for years then we got dsl for half the price

    satellite does not work well in rainstorms (dropouts)

    satellite is fast download but bone slow upload

    be sure the installer mounts it 'heartily'
     
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  18. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    Woo-hoo! High-speed Internet and wireless installed at our beach house today. Goodbye, dialup; hello, 21st century!

    Now I've gotta get my new webcam set up to show major changes on the beach since Thanksgiving.
     
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    TooFarTampa SoWal Insider

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    Good changes?

    Also, what will you be paying per month? And exactly how would it help your renters, if at all? It would seem to me they would need to have the Mediacom software already, but I'm not quite up on these things. Still learning. :idontno: Hubby is the techie in our family. But I am in charge of our Seacrest house, and I have had several renters ask for a high speed connection. Wondering if it's worth it.
     
  20. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    The changes are not all good. The dunes have built up, yet tonight I was walking my dog, and we were trapped because the water went right up to the steep incline of the new artificial dunes. I had to climb up the dunes (a no-no) to escape the surf. D?j? vu Fripp Island.

    Trust me, our renters will flip out over this (if they have a brain and do anything on the 'Net). Even if they don't care, it makes our lives easier - computers 'r us.
     

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