How to get high speed internet in rural Kansas (Williamsburg area)?
January 16, 2010 7:26 PM Subscribe
How to get high speed internet (besides satellite) in rural Kansas (Williamsburg area)?
posted by idyllhands to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We are considering buying a home in rural Kansas, but there are no DSL or cable companies offering internet coverage there. I would prefer not to go with satellite since I get the impression that it is pricey and offers poor speeds (high latency). Most of the big telcos seem to offer EDGE/GPRS coverage (at least according to their website's coverage maps). My wife requires the ability to use a VPN for her job, and I am a tech addict who requires internet access to function =)
My main question is:
are there any other options for internet in the area surrounding Williamsburg, KS?
And, if a cell data plan is my only option, then I have several questions about that:
Can I have my phone hook to my router and provide service to my laptop and desktop?
What is the quality of service?
Do the companies offer the option to breach contract if coverage is too poor to be usable?
I don't care about having internet on my phone, I just want it at my home. Are there any other questions I should be asking in order to make my internet experience workable/livable?
I am planning on taking advantage of the tax credit for first time home buyers, which stipulates that we live in the house for 4 years. I do not want to live somewhere for 4 years without internet service.
Eternal graditude to anyone who can help!!