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aiua
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Apparently Clearwire is a company with some new technology that'll make internet connections 10 times faster, not much setup needed, is wireless, and yet is safe from thieving neighbors. Plus, it'll cost less than the average RoadRunner bill.

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Clearwire uses a state-of-the-art wireless modem that can be plugged into a desktop computer, a laptop, or a local network. It operates by transmitting signals to and from nearby cellular towers instead of using a traditional phone line. That means you can set up the modem anywhere in your home or office upstairs or downstairs, inside or outside. Plus, your Clearwire connection is always-on, always-secure.
Sounds too good to be true.

It's really only available in a couple of cities. Does anyone have it and how are you liking it?

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I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop.
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This is new in the US? I'm using wireless broadband with comparable specs in my home right now.
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aiua
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I think it's new in the way it's set up.
Something about 5 interlocking beams or something like that.

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Don't cross the streams!
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In the end, crossing the streams was what saved the day!
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I'm greatly anticipating the completion of Clearwire service in my area, since our cable company apparently wishes to stay in the dark ages and still isn't offering high speed internet. :eyeroll: Clearwire has several towers up, but my house is at the edge of their range and I couldn't get good enough signal to feel confident in its reliability. The dealer let me borrow a modem to test out signal, which I thought was pretty stellar. Supposedly they're putting another tower up about 2 miles from my house by the end of February.

Even so, the best speed they can offer still isn't as good as Comcast. I wish I could get Comcast. I miss Comcast.

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My brother and I crossed streams at scout camp...nothing happened. It didn't even put out the fire.
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i had clearwire when i was up in Jacksonville and it worked really good for me. the only times i had trouble was when we got the hurricanes coming through every other month.
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I hope it's good, because my cable internet is kind of patchy. Of course, at the same time I get from 3 to 0 bars of reception on my cell, depending on where I'm standing in my house, so I'm not counting on it.
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quote:
Originally posted by Euripides:
This is new in the US? I'm using wireless broadband with comparable specs in my home right now.

I believe overall, the US is ranked lower than many other countries for it's broadband capabilities and prices. Not sure where I read this, but here's something from a quick Google

Netherlands is #2. [Wink] LINK

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Erm... fixed wireless isn't new - I've been doing it since 2001, and that's not a very long time, actually. Clearwire just happens to have enough money to deploy anywhere they want though, which is cool. They've got licensed spectrum and oodles of cash, so it should be a reasonable solution if you're in their coverage area. Good luck!
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