Probably one of the ONLY things I regret about moving out to the country is unavailability of decent affordable internet service. If anyone doesn't remember, let me once again jog your memory. WILDBLUE SUCKS. Hey, I just had to say it again. Not only is the customer assistance some of the worst I've ever dealt with, account information is something a 4th grader might have done a better job putting together, the service itself is spotty, slow and has a usage cap that is laughable. Yet again, since last week I have been FAP'd. For those unfamiliar with the term FAP is their term for Fair Access Policy. The only word in there that actually means what it means is Policy. I have found nothing at all Fair at all about their "Access". What it really means is that "We think you used more bandwidth than we think is fair so we are going to slow your service down so as to make it almost impossible for you to get on the internet. So until sometime in the future when we feel you have brought your usage down to some mystery level that we will refuse to share with you, consider yourself in timeout." ARGGGggggggghhhhhh!!!!
So in my unending quest for another way to connect to the outside world I may have found an answer. There is a rural company in this part of BFE aka NE Rural Oklahoma that has some towers in the area. I'm currently waiting to have them come out and see if we might be able to acquire a signal from them. If so, I have used this type service in the past and it was great. Cheaper and more reliable than what we have now and NO DATA CAP! Of course the only drawback is the installation cost. I'm still trying to figure that part out but maybe... just maybe.... with some jiggling of a few bills I could make it happen. The only thing I'm hating at the moment is that it's going to cost a $20 trip charge to find out if it's even feasible. And then there is the cost of equipment that we will need, but until they come out we won't know what those charges will be.
We've been busy here on our little Hillside Haven . Spring has begun to peek out and things are greening up. Lot's of work being done and plenty more to do. I promise to get some pictures up soon and get ya'll caught up on things around here!