[UFO Chicago] Question: wireless internet access in Chicago?
brian at planetshwoop.com
Wed Dec 29 16:35:46 CST 2004
I've been an Ameritech DSL customer for 2 years and while the service has
been pretty solid (except when they shipped me bum hardware and I spent a
month figuring it out), it's too damn slow. My download are at 227Kbs, a
far cry from the minimum of 384 I should be getting. I'm also $15 paying
for a phone I never use, so what's the point?
I've thought about cable, but I don't appreciate the idea of giving yet
another mega-monopoly my money. (When I called Comcast to ask about
pricing, the women was rude and shocked that I might be able to get it up
and running WITHOUT THEIR HELP.)
My parents, who live in McHenry Country, have signed up for a wireless
broadband connection. They seem to get decent throughput, and the prices
are competive with cable. ($55/month for up to 3MB down and up)
1. The only two ISPs I can remember, DLS.net and MC.net, offer the
service, but not in Chicago. Anyone know of a local-ish ISP who might
2. Anyone have experience with it? Are the speeds close to what was
Any and all suggestions welcome.
I hate Ameritech,
ps Please don't suggest that I should try speakeasy or Earthlink or
something. I'm looking beyond DSL here.
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