Pine Co. Commissioner’s Report: Breaking Down Broadband

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 9:53 am

Pine County is taking steps to bring broadband access to all county residents.  A technology committee is working with local internet and cell providers to extend coverage.  Terryl Arola and Steve Hallan of the committee spoke about the effort on the WCMP Pine County Commissioner’s report.

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  1. PC Resident 05/13/10 at 10:18am

    We are in one of those “patches” according to Quest. Many of the neighbors, along with us, have been calling Quest for over 3 yrs trying to convince them to give us the capability for high speed.

  2. Wireless 05/14/10 at 8:59am

    We gave up waiting for Qwest years ago and went wireless with a local company in Braham called Genesis Wireless.

  3. Dell Grove Resident 05/17/10 at 9:08am

    Qwest is not available for those of us west of Sandstone either. Sattelite is our only option besides dial-up.

  4. Melanie 02/10/11 at 11:00am

    OK been talking for 2 plus years – lets get on with it. All of the blah, blah, blah, blah is getting very irrating If we approach any commissioner classic quote “we are working on it” Yeah so we have heard it all. Get it done

  5. John 03/10/11 at 11:30pm

    Wild blue was purchased by Viacom in 2009 and There is a new huge satellite slated for launch in the next few months after final prep testing is completed. There is the promise of upwards to 12meg download throughput at broad prices and possibly no FAP. Hughesnet will launch in 2012. These birds are huge and are the next generation in satellite. please read Good stuff. Cisco launched a satellite router for the military and is pushing for the residential and commercial markets. The router will minimize latency and basically incorporate the satellite network into the land based network. It is about time. Note: they do need to get the birds up there first so I will keep my fingers crossed, but I would say by the fall or spring of 2012 they should up and running.

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