RI wants WiFi

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  1. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    RI might become the first state completely covered by a wireless network.
    Linky-poo.
    I say "Bring it on!" I'd pay $20/month to get wireless service anywhere, because I know it'll take a few years for it to be all over my school. (Stupid ****ing RIC.)
     
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    Portland is talking to wireless ISPs to get a free cloud of wireless over the entire city. Not sure where the money is going to come from (we have a $500million budget shortage) but I am excited!
     
  3. Counterfit thread starter macrumors G3

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    It takes less time to get through Rhode Island. :D

    How many WAPs will they need? 10? 20?
     
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    We're....uhhh...closer to the Pacific!
     
  6. Counterfit thread starter macrumors G3

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    It seems you've never driven through Providence at rush hour, or the 295/95 merge...
    Well, since it'll be a mix of WiFi and WiMAX, 20 would probably be in the low end. I hope someone releases a WiMAX PCCard for Macs.
    You say that like it's a good thing. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    Wow. That would be so cool.
    I would be cooler if it was free though...
    But nothing is perfect.
    If they do, SIGN ME UP!
     
  8. jayb2000 macrumors 6502a

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    Go Rhody!

    That is pretty cool, if it works well.
    Not sure how Cox will handle it, but it would help my family and my in-laws.
     
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    Yeah! Cox suxx!!!!1!!!!1
    Take that you corporate bas***ds! :eek:
     
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    i have cox cable here in socal not sure if they are the same company but i have never really have any complaints...

    anyways... "LUCKY!"
     
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    I hope this succeeds and gets done in more and more places....

    In the mean time, if T-Mobile could extend its coverage so that my cell works in the hospital complex, I'd be happy as a duck. ;)
     
  12. Counterfit thread starter macrumors G3

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    Actually, Cox is pretty darn good in RI. They matched speeds/prices with Verizon's FiOS, and they actually provide broadband service to my neighborhood. I'm not even out in the sticks!
     
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    I guess I had a different experience.
    When I decided to get cable, Cox was the only option.
    They wanted $2100 to install it!
    So I decided to suffer with dial-up....
    Good thing to!
    Because Verizon offered to instal their FiOS service for FREE. Yippee!
    So now I get faster internet, (all the people I know who have Cox never get the advertised speed) for only $35 per month. Cox wanted $50 a month plus $2100 for instillation.
     
  14. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    $2100?! Where do you live? The middle of nowhere?? Was your installation going to be that complex??
     
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    Long driveway I guess....
    But it's not THAT long.
     
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    $2100... sounds like they wanted to install some RF equipment...
     
  17. Counterfit thread starter macrumors G3

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    That is the most expensive install I've ever heard of. I think our install was either $50 or $100, which was running cable from outside the house to just inside my brother's (former) room, and also from the basement, through the garage, to my parents room.
    Also, I get advertised upload speeds, but I rarely get a server that will give me 5mb/s (yes I know that's megabits) for downloads.
     
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    Seriously.

    Or the 6/10 connector as it merges to 95 at like, any time of day. Or the freaking 95/195 merge.

    Providence traffic is like so the 14th worst in the country.
     
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