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View Poll Results: How do you connect to the internet?
Cable/braodband/hi-speed 12 70.59%
Dial-up 4 23.53%
Mainly connect from workplace 2 11.76%
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Old 02-22-2009, 07:35 PM   #1
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Question ~How do you connect to the internet?

How do you connect to the internet?

  1. Cable/broadband/hi-speed
  2. Dial-up
  3. Mainly access from workplace
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Old 02-22-2009, 07:39 PM   #2
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Trying to make this a poll!
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:32 PM   #3
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I could have chosen workplace since my apartment is on the campus of the Teton Science Schools and I hook in through the campus wide wireless connection. But since my laptop is usually in my apartment I went with Cable/broadband/hi-speed
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:59 AM   #4
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Actually, I would like to see a fourth choice; satellite uplink - this is what we have, and although certainly faster than dial-up, I do not consider it true broadband (I was spoiled by having a T-1 line at a former place of employment).
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:42 AM   #5
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I'm with Suunto. I've been mostly on a wireless modem, not a satellite, but the same principal applies. We refer to it fondly as "medium speed." We were glad to have it, though. We're fortunate to have a cell signal here, and the cost is much less than satellite. I work from home and rely on the connection, so dial-up wasn't really an option. Would've had to fork out for the satellite gear if we'd been over the next rise.

I can answer hi-speed now, though. DSL came through here just this month. Woo-hoo; I'm an early adopter
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:22 AM   #6
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:35 PM   #7
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Looks as if we have an issue here. Members with wireless and satellite connections which have severe latency issues are selecting cable/broadband/hi-speed and two with satellite have now selected dial up. A T1 selected hi-speed.

Site Admins can view how members connect to the Internet. Our statistics are not consistent with that of other sites. We have an unusually high number of members on dial up and an unusually high number of members on T1 or higher. This can easily be explained. Many rural members and others without access to hi-speed and many members from government agencies such as USDA/APHIS/NAIS, EPA, DNR, and BLM.
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:44 PM   #8
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I tried to make the first choice cover anything anything faster than a dial-up.
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:10 PM   #9
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I got the DSL with Verizon and I love it! I use to have dialup until they finally got this hooked up. Am enviously eyeing Verizon's FIOs system, which is not in my area as yet, fudge!
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:13 PM   #10
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Love the tone poem.

We have DSL from our small-town phone cooperative, and it just doubled in speed to 1000kps or whatever the proper letters are. Nothing super fancy, but at LAST we can do Youtube without aging much...
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