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

sjk sjk at dredel.com
Wed Dec 29 21:29:27 CST 2004

JMHO, AWB is an example of what's wrong with a number of wisps - they
flood areas with canopy signaling - creating more pollution, they have
extremely high latency, and their network is not well managed. With the
deployment of WiMax quality wireless offerings may appear next year in
urban areas, but till then I'd suggest you avoid any mass market wisp.


 On Wed, 29 Dec 2004, Paul Suda wrote:

> You might want to check out American Wireless Broadband. See...
> http://www.awb.us/
> http://www.dslreports.com/reviews/2025
> I'm not sure if they serve all of Chicago, but they do serve some very
> unserved areas on the south and west sides of the city.
> I have not personally worked with them, but a place I know located about
> 4 miles directly west of downtown on Central Park Av. got their service
> set up about 9 months ago. They had some problems initially, I seem to
> remember them having to come out and fiddle with the antenna a few
> times, and some problems on rainy days. But I think they eventually got
> all of that worked out, and other than slightly above average latency,
> had a good connection.
> They seem to be locally based, and relatively small, so at least you
> would not be "giving yet another mega-monopoly your money".
> Good luck.
>   - Paul
> > 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?
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