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Gilco2

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#277079 24-Sep-2020 19:43
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I will move into a retirement village and their internet is with EOL fiber.  But the fiber is to the site then to a tower and you have aerial on roof to connect to internet. Havent heard of that setup before.  They said if I dont want to use EOL I can use Skinny or Spark wireless as some others have. Would it be best just to go wireless or is EOL using aerial to tower then fiber okay





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  #2573722 24-Sep-2020 20:43
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Looks like a bit of a captive audience situation - they're a WISP with some less than generous plan terms, by my measure. If you want decent speeds, Spark Wireless is probably a bit faster, but it looks like EOLs offering should still be fine for Netflix assuming you get a suitable plan, so it really depends on how much internet you consume per month. If it was for me, I'd probably look at getting Spark Wireless Unplan or Skinny Wireless, because I'd prefer to be on a 4G network than a WISP I'm unfamiliar with.





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  #2573725 24-Sep-2020 20:49
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thanks for the reply. I hadnt heard of fiber to a tower before but yes I am more tempted to go to Skinny or Spark wireless.  Streaming I use ondemand and Netflix only. Not sure how much data I use as watch around 4 hours a day then check facebook and a bit of genealogy research.  At moment with Vodafone fiber but under account it doesnt give how much I use probably as it is unlimited.





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  #2573807 24-Sep-2020 22:13
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Give them a bell and ask them about your usage




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  #2573838 25-Sep-2020 06:49
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Hi, so what are the plans, terms costs etc.

In essence this is just a small wisp, if set up correctly it can be fine.

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  #2573912 25-Sep-2020 08:02
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Maybe ask one of the other inmates, use theirs to do a bit of testing, and make a new friend at the same time?





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