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Ex' ange

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Just got our 500/500 internet setup. Sure is nice to have ethernet lit up on FiOS. Essentially nothing for them to do!
I just got AT&T fiber. I'm really happy with the price and performance. I need to get my lazy ass to setup my own wifi router though. The AT&T one is crap for options.
 
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Man, I'm getting raped here. Comcast, 150mb, all non-premium channels, $150 per/m. ATT was offering half the bandwidth for roughly same price.
AT&T fiber wasn't available when we moved here 6 years ago, so I got comcast. $85 for 250mb. A friend that lives nearby mentioned his cheap rate and I signed up instantly when I found out how much cheaper it was. It was a welcomed bonus to not have comcast anymore.
 
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Did all the WISP's in Maine die out?

That was such a huge thing back in the early oughts.

802.11b FTW.
No they're still around. I worked for one for 3.5 years. I've thought about starting my own WISP as I can see a US Cellular tower from my backyard. But they charge redonculous per month colo fees. Then insurance, certified tower climber, fiber to the tower, etc. Our town has covered by Spectrum primarily and TDS secondarily (what I have). I'm waiting for Starlink as a stepping stone until I can get fiber somehow.
 
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I may or may not have planned going full pirate radio back when i lived in vermont and putting an unauthorized microwave transmitter on a cell tower i could see on the neighboring mountain.
That was a BIG thing late 90s, early 2k in Tampa. We lived right next to a guy who ran a pretty high powered one. Then one day, the Feds kicked in the door of every pirate radio station in town. Obviously, they never came back after that.
 
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I had something weird happen to my HA install yesterday. Not sure what it was, but I think it happened after I tried to install InfluxDB. After that, things started timing out and shitting out everywhere. Rather than troubleshoot it, I downloaded a new image and restored all the settings from backup. Took like 10 minutes and now everything is running great.