Monday, June 1, 2009

Broadband is Coming!

I just learned that I will have high speed internet access by the end of this year! Our province had made it a matter of law a couple of years ago that every Nova Scotian have broadband access by the end of 2009. I'd sort of forgotten that.

Okay, high speed relative to what I have right now. At the old house I consistently got download speeds of close to 10 Mbps beating fellow geeks from places like Los Angeles and New York. The speed I'll have at the end of the year will top at 1.5 Mbps but that's better than both satellite and dial-up so that ain't too bad for a house out in the middle of nowhere.

But it won't be cable or DSL. How then do I get access?

Fixed wireless! It uses radio frequency transmissions and I will basically have to slap an antenna to the side of my house to get access to the internet. My inner geek is very curious because I'd never heard of this before. Apparently it's the thing for those of us in "rural or remote locations". Very neat stuff. I'm off to research it now!


Shari Lyle-Soffe said...

Good for you. Nothing worse than sitting waiting for something to happen on your computer screen. (Well there are lots of things worse but I was trying to make a point.)

Shari Lyle-Soffe

Anonymous said...

Yea for us :) Does this mean we'll be hearing from you more often?

Luke said...

Super cool. I do like fast internet connections [smile].