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lighthouse
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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 8:49 am    Post subject: Wireless internet Reply with quote

I know this topic has been discussed, but in searching the site I never really found a solid answer. Is there a good wireless internet service that can reach the east-end other than Hughes? I have checked the maps with many of the carriers and several will cover the west-end and pines area, but it is a crap shoot past Snow Beach. Any suggestions? Thanks!!!
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Conis
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Joined: 15 Jan 2004
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3g drops off sharply once you get east of the tavern and lose line of sight to Cheboygan.

Solution: Drive west or use Hawks wifi.

Discussions about DSL and/or island wide subscripton wifi. Maybe in this decade?
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Uncle Steve
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Joined: 13 Dec 2002
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Location: Big Rapids, MI and Eagle Ridge AKA Red Roof Inn (2006) ... East end BBI

PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I THINK Island Nana, has INTERNET at the East end... Don't know what she uses, Maybe she will chime in...
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islandnana
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Joined: 21 May 2002
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will chide in Steve but I have Hughesnet so that is why I didn't say anything. Anne Kennedy and St. Germaines also have Hughesnet. I only used them because they were the only internet service that would allow me to suspend the service for 6 months while I'm not here.
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Rosemary
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Joined: 23 May 2002
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:54 pm    Post subject: Meeting about Internet Service Reply with quote

There will be a meeting about internet service coming to the island on June 28th. This service will be provided by TDS and the stimulus money we got for being underdeveloped and underserved.....ya think?

Please come to the meeting....not sure of the time but there will be a rep. from TDS and also a rep. from the company that will be putting in the service.
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