Google Fiber is only a scant 45 miles away. Jerks.
September 11, 2012 8:44 AM Subscribe
How do I find a high speed internet provider to install a line in a rural area?
posted by annathea to Technology (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I live about 1-2 miles from the "city limits" of a small town in Missouri. There are DSL and Cable internet options in town. On this side of the tracks, we are limited to satellite and wireless 3G hotspot connections. I work from home for a company the next state over, and my spotty connection is deeply affecting my productivity. Before I rent an office in town and run a crappy DSL line to it to accommodate my work, I'd really like to be able to get someone on the phone who can give me a quote for running an actual cable (or even T1) line to our house. Bonus: some kind of fiber line was installed in our front yard six months ago. Can I find the utility that installed it and quiz them on how we can take advantage of it?
I've tried calling AT&T and don't have the patience to spend another hour and a half on the phone with international tech support - direct numbers to the actual departments that can provide information would be deeply appreciated. AT&T/BellSouth and Verizon both provide phone service out here. MediaCom provides cable in town, but not here.