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I’m soooo excited, I am writing this from MY cabin on MY internet connection, I am soooo happy! The installers, a very nice couple, locals who live close by came out this morning, I met them at the road and directed them to my neighbor’s driveway, walking up to our cabin from his house is much easier. It took about half an hour to hook it up, it’s a very small box on the outside of the cabin, we have a perfect line of sight to the tower from the cabin, I tested the speed and it shows:

Download Speed: 1759 kbps (219.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1455 kbps (181.9 KB/sec transfer rate)

Download Speed: 2208 kbps (276 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 364 kbps (45.5 KB/sec transfer rate)

I tested it 2 times to see what it would do, I’m pretty happy with the connection. The first thing we did was go to wbap.com and listened to Rush Limbaugh, Bob has been really missing his daily Rush fix ever since we moved out here. You should see the smile on his face! Plus we get to hear the local news for the DFW area, tonight I will listen to Coast to Coast am, I haven’t been able to hear that since we moved here either, I promise I will be smiling just as big as Bob when I hear George Noory or whoever is hosting the show tonight… :) :) :)

Bob is working outside the window, he is painting the deck that will be the floor of our bedroom, hopefully he will have the bedroom finished by this weekend. I’ll post more pix when it’s completed.

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Blogger Dragon said…

Woo Hoo!
I gotta find out if a similar service is offered up where my cabin is located… One can only hope. Dragon

April 14, 2008 1:18 PM

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Anonymous Susie said…

How wonderful that you will be able to get online anytime you want.
Happy for you,
Susie

April 14, 2008 3:27 PM

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Blogger Wretha said…

I could see the tower across the valley on the other mountain top from me, I didn’t know exactly what it was for, but I thought (hoped) it may be internet related, I had been asking around about it but no one seemed to know anything about it. It was apparently from a previous (now defunct) internet provider, I’m glad someone took it over and started new service. We have been listening to streaming radio and now streaming music, it’s great.

I hope you can get hooked up, it’s so much better than satellite or dial up.

Wretha

April 14, 2008 3:27 PM

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Anonymous Anonymous said…

We expect a lot more postings now you know! :)

April 15, 2008 10:36 AM

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Blogger Wretha said…

I know! Believe me, I’ll be posting a LOT more… :)

Wretha

April 15, 2008 1:25 PM

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