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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Sprint Broadband Direct
From: Ryan Claycamp <claycamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 12:11:20 -0500
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At 03:33 PM 5/30/2001 -0500, you wrote:

>Well, being a former installer of sprintbbd, here's what i can tell you:
>- faster download than cable/dsl on avg (500-750kbps)
>- upload is around 21kbps
>- reliable service, quality installers
>- cable runs much cleaner than Cox/RR
>now for the bad stuff:
>- if you're not in the "perfect" location, you can't get it
>- due to the tower not being tall enough, coverage is somewhat sparse
>- trees, landscape, and buildings play a HUGE roll in whether or not you
>can get signal
>- very few installs use a DSS-type mount...  most common range from 5-6'
>wall mounts all the way to 20' masts on the roof
>- if you don't get good signal at 30', you're screwed
>honestly, check it out...  sign up for an install...  they will come out
>and perform a site survey and let you know what all the install will
>require before they do anything to your house...  if they do not get good
>enough signal, it will be a "TU" (technically unsuccessful)...  if you
>don't like the mount / install they will need to do, just tell them, the
>ticket will be closed, and nothing will be done to your house (and no
>charge for rolling to the site).
>anyway, i thought the group might want to hear some info on sprintbbd
>directly from someone who had 1st-hand experience...  hope it helps!
>Jesse Kaufman

Maybe can give it a try.  I went back through Google and all the complaints 
seemed to be out of the Phoenix area.  Do you know why Business prices are 
so much higher than Residential?  Can a business get a residential account?


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