[UFO Chicago] Question: wireless internet access in Chicago?

sjk sjk at dredel.com
Wed Dec 29 19:51:18 CST 2004

The problem with large scale wireless in Chicago is RF pollution. A well
built/maintained wireless network can perform well; however, when
interference occurs latency and drops will increase. You might want to take
a look at the Speakeasy one-link service -- as it uses a dedicated pair,
no need for the LEC.


 On Wed, 29 Dec 2004, Brian Sobolak wrote:

> Hi -
> 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.)
> So.
> 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)
> Observe:
> http://www.dls.net/services/wireless.phtml
> My questions:
> 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
> offer this?
> 2.  Anyone have experience with it?  Are the speeds close to what was
> promised?
> Any and all suggestions welcome.
> I hate Ameritech,
> brian
> ps Please don't suggest that I should try speakeasy or Earthlink or
> something.  I'm looking beyond DSL here.
> --
> Brian Sobolak
> http://www.planetshwoop.com/
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