Monday, December 29, 2008

Small Town Takes a Hit as High Speed Internet Comes to Town

I am now writing this blog from my new high speed internet connection. I broke down and had Wild Blue satellite installed and the guys just left. I have to go buy a wireless router so that I can actually use the internet comfortably. Right now I am sitting on a stool with my laptop on the bookshelf because the cable is only 6 foot long. I know I have a longer one around here somewhere, but am not going to waste any more time looking for it.

I am so excited about this. In order to pay for the service without my pocket-book taking a hit, I am shutting off the dial up (obviously) and getting rid of my land line phone. Going all cellular will be a little bit of an inconvenience considering my cell signal is not that great, but I am tired of paying almost $40 a month for the 2 phone calls a week that I get on my land line. Well, that doesn't include the 2 a day I get from annoying businesses, but I don't answer those.

There are so many things that I have been missing because of stupid dial up. I can now take full advantage of the Netflix instant watch program (but only because they now have the Mac program up and running). Also, I can join the millions that watch YouTube. I have never really been able to do that before. I can easily download programs, music, movies and more.

Now I know that all of this is old hat to most people out there, but living in the middle of Smalltown, America makes surfing the web a hard thing to do. Not anymore! At least not for me.

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