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

Brian Sobolak brian at planetshwoop.com
Wed Dec 29 21:53:15 CST 2004

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

sjk wrote:
> 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.

This was indeed the service I was looking for.  Most of the reviews on 
DSL reports echo what was on this list - it sucks.  (As for the suburban 
guys - DLS and MC.net - I'd recommend them if anyone on this list lives 
out there.)

It seems like Speakeasy OneLink is the best bet.  I'll give them a call 

Thanks for your suggestions everyone.


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