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Old May 4, 2011, 07:10 PM
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I will be moving out to a bunkhouse in a provincial park in northern alberta. The house has a satellite dish, which I believe is Starchoice, as well as landline telephones. I would like to have the internet out there, and I was wondering if anyone knows if it is possible to get internet through the satellite or the phone.
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Old May 4, 2011, 07:42 PM
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How fare from location to central switch 4 Km plus out if luck fore DSL.
4 plus 56.6 is beat on land line.
maybe radio wave 1.5 if you are lucky.
KVH satalite if you are rich.
rario phone at worst ( totaly out of luck )


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Old May 5, 2011, 03:36 AM
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Is there a cell tower?
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Check the cell reception. I have a Telus HSPA+ usb stick for internet, gets about 5mbp down 2mbps up. But you do need decent reception. Decent for surfing, but they're biggest plan is 5gb so couple torrents a month is all you can manage.
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Old May 5, 2011, 06:23 PM
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Thanks for your help guys. Sounds like I will be internet free this summer. It will probably be good for me. Its too bad the Satellite can't do it from anywhere.
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get an iphone and tether it
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Yes, because the iphone is a true solution.
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Actually most smart phone can tether, its not just the iPhone. When it took Bell an extra week to send a technician to set up our internet at our current apartment, we had no internet so we tethered our two smart phones (not iCraps, Samsung Omnia 1 and Galaxy S) and used the internet that way. That is an potential option.
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Old June 8, 2011, 07:24 AM
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Yes, but that should have been taken care of with comments #3 and #4, not some useless random iPhone comment a month too late.
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