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Old 04-19-2018, 08:23 AM   #1
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Microwave Internet transmission

I will be staying full time in one spot for 7 years. No cable access where I am at. I found a company that does Microwave Internet transmission. They say they put a small microwave receiver on the trailer and it comes with:

Mini - Up To 5 Mbps Download / 1 Mbps Upload $50 per month
Standard - Up To 15 Mbps Download / 2 Mbps Upload $65 per month
Advanced - Up To 25 Mbps Download / 5 Mbps Upload $75 per month
Ultra - Up To 50 Mbps Download / 10 Mbps Upload $125 per month
$100 Setup fee / 1 year contract
NO DATA CAPS

Will something like this work for both internet service (2 computers) and streaming for two TV's?
I don't understand any of this.
Looking for ideas and thoughts?
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Old 04-19-2018, 08:48 AM   #2
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I had one of those "paddles" a few years ago. They can be good, but mine wasn't an d I never paid for it. Make them do a demo for you
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If it were me and you have good cell coverage. I would go with Sat TV look for first year at a bargain and dignity( on Verizon system) unlimited data phone and text for $45 a month speed is OK maybe better than your top offer for computers.

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Those rates put you into the DishNet Satellite Internet market.
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It should work. Are you going to be there for a long time or a short time?

I have a "Friend" who lives in an area where wire-line internet is not (No cable, Fios or DSL) but he stars in and is responsible for a weekly video )(Ham nation.. you can google it) which he often does from his house

he uses Excede 2-way Satellite.. It is indeed a microwave service.

There is a company her in MI I-2000 as I recall or I2k, They use tower based radio transmission, do not know the frequency band.

So I knwo it works.. NOTE (I2K has companies like it all over the place)

And as a Ham Radio operator. we do some internet linked stuff too. via assorted radio bands. Higher frequency = Higher bandwidth.
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NO data caps or no HARD data caps? the first means the first data byte of the month occurs at the same speed as the last data byte of the month. the other means your data speed will br throttled down if you reach a certain point before the snd of the month
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I live out in the sticks and have one of these for my interconnection for the past 8-10 years. I pay $50 a month and have a dedicated IP address. It should work fine. search to see if there are any other "wireless" providers in your area.

This is the company that does my home in NW Ohio:

Amplex Corporation

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Old 04-19-2018, 06:39 PM   #8
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Hard to say which plan would work for you the best.
Netflix recommends 25mb / sec for good quality reception.
If you are using both TVs at once, then 50mb/sec.
Internet surfing is trivial bandwidth compared to streaming video (TV).

For streaming, download is the only important measurement. Upload isn't nearly as important.

Your Internet feed would go to a Wifi router inside of the RV. You can then plug other Ethernet devices into the router, or connect via WiFi for your cellphone, laptop, etc.
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What you are describing is a Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP). WISP's typically serve rural areas where cable isn't available. The prices you cite are typical of what I've encountered.

The real question is "does the WISP deliver what it promises?" I just cancelled a contract with a WISP in south TX where the advertised service was supposed to be 5-10 Mbps (that's all they offered) but, it appeared it had oversold its internet backhaul and the evening download speeds often fell to ~1-2 Mbps.

Contrary to another post, you don't need anywhere near 25Mbps in order to get a very watchable picture. Anything >5Mbps provides a picture that looks like at least 720p and we've occasionally suffered through "blocky" video when the connection was as slow as 1-2 Mbps.
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Yes. As mentioned it is done in lots of places. I would get the $65 plan to start. I am a telecommunications technician. Make sure you don't get locked into a long term contract so you have the ability to cancel if necessary.

Believe it or not it is also used next to metro areas. Not all areas are well served such as RV parks. Some have very inadequate wiring to allow companies to drop modems in place.
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Contrary to another post, you don't need anywhere near 25Mbps in order to get a very watchable picture. Anything >5Mbps provides a picture that looks like at least 720p and we've occasionally suffered through "blocky" video when the connection was as slow as 1-2 Mbps.
"Below are the internet download speed recommendations per stream for playing TV shows and movies through Netflix.

0.5 Megabits per second - Required broadband connection speed

1.5 Megabits per second - Recommended broadband connection speed

3.0 Megabits per second - Recommended for SD quality

5.0 Megabits per second - Recommended for HD quality

25 Megabits per second - Recommended for Ultra HD quality"

So, you are right. 25 meg/sec is for Really Good Quality, not just Good Quality.
My home has 7mb/sec down on DSL. Not great Netflix video. Watchable though.
Advertised speed and real speed are always different depending on time of day.
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So, you are right. 25 meg/sec is for Really Good Quality, not just Good Quality.
My home has 7mb/sec down on DSL. Not great Netflix video. Watchable though.
Advertised speed and real speed are always different depending on time of day.
There is very little Ultra High Def video content available which means most people have little need for a 25Mbps connection. The reason you complain about the video quality of your 7Mbps connection is most likely because it is DSL which is, in my experience, usually a very unsatisfactory internet connection.
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I will be staying full time in one spot for 7 years. No cable access where I am at. I found a company that does Microwave Internet transmission. They say they put a small microwave receiver on the trailer and it comes with:
Depending on the frequency in use, be aware that it may be subject to rain fade. Iíve experienced it with cellular before. A lot of rural cell towers use a microwave uplink rather than having a fiber line ran to them, and in heavy rain it can cause the connection to drop.
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The reason you complain about the video quality of your 7Mbps connection is most likely because it is DSL which is, in my experience, usually a very unsatisfactory internet connection.
Yup. Only thing available. I have used Satellite, and it was way worse (before DSL was available years ago).

Depends a lot on the ISP, the ISP's switch, the load of the neighborhood, the distance to the ISP's switch, the condition of the wires, etc.
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