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(Wairarapa Times-Age (NZ))   Why yes, we'd be happy to provide you with broadband service just like all of your neighbors have. A technician will be there between 8-5, approximately 480 days from now   (times-age.co.nz) divider line 44
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2013-02-04 10:35:52 AM  
I have good internet. Your wife can stay with me.
 
2013-02-04 10:39:31 AM  
How's that massive capitalistic telcom competition treating you? Oh wait..
 
2013-02-04 10:40:05 AM  
I always make sure that broadband is available in any place I move to.

Once lived in a little town where only dial up was possible. It really pissed me off.
 
2013-02-04 10:42:57 AM  
Despite what they say, it is where you live that's the problem. Rural locations tend to have lousy internet.
 
2013-02-04 10:45:39 AM  
If everyone in the US had free wireless broadband internet, we'd have the rest of our problems solved in 50 years.
 
2013-02-04 10:45:55 AM  
Why is this news
 
2013-02-04 10:47:01 AM  
OMG the HORROR.
That's like having to wait a year for electricity, or water.

Right guys? Right????
 
2013-02-04 10:50:51 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Why is this news


farm1.staticflickr.com
 
2013-02-04 10:52:41 AM  
News flash: young couple not smart enough to setup wifi sharing with neighbors, and split the bill.
 
2013-02-04 10:54:36 AM  
1) Tax citizens and tell them you need to money to give them broad band internet.
2) Give the money to a fat telecom.
3) Watch telecom leave town with $$$$.
4) Repeat.

Eventually, decades, even later, you install it and charge the users out the ass for it.
/Profit.
//and really, Make sure you own every telecom on the merry-go-round that is collecting the subsidies to put in the broadband that you never install.
///It's been working like that for years in Vermont.

Same mofo owns every singe one.
 
2013-02-04 10:56:07 AM  

jiriki: News flash: young couple not smart enough to setup wifi sharing with neighbors, and split the bill.


News Flash: If it's really rural, the houses are not stacked up on each other, so wifi sharing is probably not an option.
 
2013-02-04 11:02:51 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: jiriki: News flash: young couple not smart enough to setup wifi sharing with neighbors, and split the bill.

News Flash: If it's really rural, the houses are not stacked up on each other, so wifi sharing is probably not an option.


At lest not without a high powered directional antenna or two. Oh, and a clear line of sight.
 
2013-02-04 11:04:37 AM  
Heh, Ngahina. I wonder if she nags a lot.
 
2013-02-04 11:05:36 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: jiriki: News flash: young couple not smart enough to setup wifi sharing with neighbors, and split the bill.

News Flash: If it's really rural, the houses are not stacked up on each other, so wifi sharing is probably not an option.


Which means they probably have a good chance at clear line of sight.
http://www.ubnt.com/airmax 

Did exactly this for a friend a few months ago who "couldn't get internet" from Comcast and Verizon, while every neighbor within a half mile could.
 
2013-02-04 11:07:03 AM  
If you want to live in the boonies then do so without biatching about living in the boonies.
 
2013-02-04 11:18:10 AM  
Ah, so they're from Northern Maine, too.

/we can't get T1s here to properly hook into IHS because there are no available lines
//go f#&$  yourself, Fair Point...
 
2013-02-04 11:22:33 AM  
Windstream is almost as bad.
 
2013-02-04 11:58:16 AM  
Move out of the sticks boys.
 
2013-02-04 11:58:36 AM  

jiriki: News flash: young couple not smart enough to setup wifi sharing with neighbors, and split the bill.


BWhahahahahahahhahaha! You think they met their neighbors? I'd bet $50 they have not. Weirdest trend around anymore is when people move in they don't go and introduce themselves to their new neighbors. The worst neighbors are the ones who whine about something you are doing, but never, ever, come over and talk to you about it.
 
2013-02-04 12:49:26 PM  
First world rural america problems.
 
2013-02-04 12:54:21 PM  

spawn73: Heh, Ngahina. I wonder if she nags a lot.


Nga, Nga, Ngaonna work here anymore.

doczoidberg: I always make sure that broadband is available in any place I move to.


This.  People check to make sure all other services (schools, shopping, etc) are available and convenient.  Why not broadband (and cell service).
 
2013-02-04 01:08:03 PM  
...Is that dog mooning the photographer?
 
2013-02-04 01:20:16 PM  
When we moved into our house, we wanted cable. The cable company was full of excuses. They said they wold not wire the neighborhood until the houses were bilt. I'm glad the other utilities such as water, sewer, gas, electric and telephone weren't that way. I complained to the city managers office. They called back and said the cable company said they did not have access to the poles in a neighborhood that had all buried utilities.

I told the lady at the city managers office thatthey had been lied to. About two weeks later there was a tag on our door announcing that cable was being installed in our neighborhood.
 
2013-02-04 01:46:36 PM  

MightyPez: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: jiriki: News flash: young couple not smart enough to setup wifi sharing with neighbors, and split the bill.

News Flash: If it's really rural, the houses are not stacked up on each other, so wifi sharing is probably not an option.

At lest not without a high powered directional antenna or two. Oh, and a clear line of sight.


two of these:
www.turnpoint.net

+ one of these:
images.wikia.com
 
2013-02-04 02:17:18 PM  

doczoidberg: I always make sure that broadband is available in any place I move to.

Once lived in a little town where only dial up was possible. It really pissed me off.


Just moved myself, verified that the place had internet (previous owners had DSL), called the cable company to make sure I could get cable (Yes).  Yay!

Day of cable installation, tech said they never ran a line to the house.  So I'm stuck with DSL, however my DSL company (TDS) can only do 1 Mb/s.  They won't upgrade their equipment unless they get a government grant to make it profitable.

Luckily there is cable at the street, just no line to the house.  Come spring I'm having them dig a line to the house so I can get cable and faster internet.
 
2013-02-04 02:30:19 PM  

enik: I have good internet. Your wife can stay with me.


I guess I'll have to settle with taking their laptop then.
 
2013-02-04 02:51:56 PM  

BumpInTheNight: First world rural america problems.


You got that right, rural USA is not in the 1st world.
 
2013-02-04 03:07:16 PM  

omgrtfa: BumpInTheNight: First world rural america problems.

You got that right, rural USA is not in the 1st world.


While you may be right, if you actually RTFA you will notice that this is in New Zealand.
 
2013-02-04 03:17:31 PM  
Lord. You can imagine where it goes from here.
 
2013-02-04 03:22:26 PM  

KulkulkanX: omgrtfa: BumpInTheNight: First world rural america problems.

You got that right, rural USA is not in the 1st world.

While you may be right, if you actually RTFA you will notice that this is in New Zealand.


Read the article!?! I've been away for a while but Fark can't have changed that much has it?
 
2013-02-04 03:25:56 PM  
Boohoo.  Where I am, my next door neighbor who is roughly 300' away can get cable internet, but I can't.  And I've been being told for the past 10 years that DSL will be available in my area in the next year or so.
 
2013-02-04 03:45:20 PM  
they can make porn movies on the internet at mom's house, like it was meant to be.
 
2013-02-04 04:17:33 PM  
"When we upgrade the cabinet it will have more capacity and will offer faster speeds than they get today."

Faster than no service at all is setting the bar pretty low.
 
2013-02-04 04:52:53 PM  
It's New Zealand so they will just get their internet in the mail every day like everyone else.
 
2013-02-04 07:13:54 PM  
Seriously they have moved to bumfark nowhere from the city, without thinking about this stuff, assuming it would be pretty and quiet and wonderful but all the facilities would magically move with them. WHAT a surprise.

They can always use 3G broadband or satellite broadband, just will cost more and be not as good.

Dipshiats.
 
2013-02-04 07:35:15 PM  
err.. why not go satalite? It's not replacement or alternative to cable and adsl, but its a close second offering the same throughput. You just aren't going to have much luck with games.
 
2013-02-04 07:36:16 PM  
If they have line of sight, it's easy to share with a neighbor.  Even if the houses are pretty far apart.
http://www.engadget.com/2007/06/19/venezuelans-set-new-wifi-distance -r ecord-237-miles/
 
2013-02-04 09:40:47 PM  
My CSB: I live next door to my grandmother. Used an old sat dish and a $30 directional antenna that claimed 12db of gain. Goes through six old growth fir trees and her brick house to reach her computer. No directional antenna on her end required and she gets 1.5Mb down. There are solutions.
 
2013-02-04 11:09:45 PM  

Karac: MightyPez: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: jiriki: News flash: young couple not smart enough to setup wifi sharing with neighbors, and split the bill.

News Flash: If it's really rural, the houses are not stacked up on each other, so wifi sharing is probably not an option.

At lest not without a high powered directional antenna or two. Oh, and a clear line of sight.

two of these:
[www.turnpoint.net image 600x397]

+ one of these:
[images.wikia.com image 500x500]


mmmmm tasty tasty cantana
 
2013-02-05 12:30:40 AM  

TheSwizz: My CSB: I live next door to my grandmother. Used an old sat dish and a $30 directional antenna that claimed 12db of gain. Goes through six old growth fir trees and her brick house to reach her computer. No directional antenna on her end required and she gets 1.5Mb down. There are solutions.


Primestar?
 
2013-02-05 01:23:12 AM  

gaspode: Seriously they have moved to bumfark nowhere from the city, without thinking about this stuff, assuming it would be pretty and quiet and wonderful but all the facilities would magically move with them. WHAT a surprise.

They can always use 3G broadband or satellite broadband, just will cost more and be not as good.

Dipshiats.


10 minutes out of Masterton isn't really "bumfark nowhere".  And it's not as if it's their location that's the problem.  There are plenty neighbourhoods right in the middle of the cities where there are more customers than ports.

The real problem is we sold our state-run telecom provider including the infrastructure the taxpayer funded, and allowed it to be a private monopoly that sent all its profits to foreign shareholders, and invested almost literally nothing in infrastructure.  And now here we are AGAIN with the taxpayer AGAIN subsiding a private company AGAIN to build the infrastructure that they should have already built with their plentiful profits.

I suppose we should just consider ourselves lucky they didn't run it into the ground so we had to buy it back off them, like the railways.
 
2013-02-05 01:50:58 AM  

enik: I have good internet. Your wife can stay with me.


citizenkaneapplause.jpg
 
2013-02-05 04:10:59 AM  
if_i_really_have_to: 10 minutes out of Masterton isn't really "bumfark nowhere".  And it's not as if it's their location that's the problem.  There are plenty neighbourhoods right in the middle of the cities where there are more customers than ports.

The real problem is we sold our state-run telecom provider including the infrastructure the taxpayer funded, and allowed it to be a private monopoly that sent all its profits to foreign shareholders, and invested almost literally nothing in infrastructure.  And now here we are AGAIN with the taxpayer AGAIN subsiding a private company AGAIN to build the infrastructure that they should have already built with their plentiful profits.

I suppose we should just consider ourselves lucky they didn't run it into the ground so we had to buy it back off them, like the railways.


Pretty much that on the last part. farkers. (I'm lucky, I live in Glenfield which is pretty much first roll-out site for everything),

That said these two seem really pathetically whiny.. and the location is pretty rural I think, way over the wrong side of the hills to get really good service, and even Masterton is (in spite of the laughable puff piece on wikipedia) pretty much a small rural service town.. Not sure there are locations one would call 'city' without 100% broadband availability , but your mileage appears to vary so maybe I missed something.
 
2013-02-06 09:38:23 AM  
they don't look smart enough to use the internet.
 
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