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

Brian T. Grant brian at skeletonjack.net
Wed Dec 29 21:11:26 CST 2004

I'd recommend Speakeasy's OneLink service as well. 

I've been using Speakeasy at home for several years now -- with the 
exception of a very unhappy stint with SBC DSL. Speakeasy is also 
rolling out residential VOIP, though the last time I spoke with someone 
about it, the details about their Chicagoland rollout were a little 

On Dec 29, 2004, at 4:35 PM, 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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