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Any availability in Ashburn Farms?

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by tomcave, Apr 29, 2002.

  1. tomcave

    tomcave New Member

    Apr 29, 2002
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    Hi. Assuming we could get a signal, I was just wondering if people in Ashburn Farms would also be able to use Broadlands wireless broadband. We're equally broadband starved and some of us live pretty close to Broadlands.

    --Tom Dellecave
  2. resnbl

    resnbl New Member

    Apr 13, 2002
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    Just my $.02 to say "ditto"...
    There is a fellow off of Claiborne Parkway who has a small WiFi setup, but he only has an IDSL connection to the Internet. Maybe he would be interested in being a "repeater" for those in that area.
    (I will be attending the May 7 meeting to find out how this hardware works and if a "repeater" is possible or necessary...).

    Bob Shields
  3. hornerjo

    hornerjo Senior Member

    Jan 8, 2002
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    Actually this is a question that I will be asking CWC tonight at a meeting and again on the 7th at our community meeting. In my opinion, anyone within range - be they Broadlands resident or not - is more than welcome for the internet-portion of the service. You might be on your own for E-Mail and Webspace since those servers will be run by the Broadlands HOA. Or actually you may have to pay a little extra to get those from the ISP. There are a few very small 'communities' right next to us that don't have the huge amount of residents to form committees like ours to bring in a service like this. I don't see any reason not to add them. Getting a signal will be the hardest part, but if you can gather enough neigbors interested CWC may just put a local mesh router at your location. This may also need to be approved by the head HOA board.

    It's something that we will definately discuss!


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