We’ve had so much internet trouble since we’ve lived here. We currently have an ISP that isn’t really for “public consumption” but we were able to get it because of a friend and it’s actually pretty amazing service. We use DirecTV Now for watching TV and it all streams through the internet. Lately we’ve been having so much trouble trying to watch anything on TV because it keeps buffering and stopping and it’s so frustrating that it’s almost not even worth trying to watch TV.
I’m not going to say NEVER but I doubt there will ever be super fast fiber out here. We can’t get DSL. We don’t want satellite so we’re quite pleased with the 12 Mbps that we’re getting.
Yesterday Vince called the internet service people, who are always so nice and helpful. It’s nice that it’s just two guys and a support staff and not some corporate entity. They’re always amazingly helpful. So, when Vince called them yesterday, they said we were maxing out our capacity and they were able to see that it was something “Google” related that was causing the drain. While Vince was talking to them, I ran around and turned off two Samsung tablets and two Samsung phones and that seemed to help a lot.
The guys recommended some kind of router that we can use to analyze how much “space” each device is using. Vince was telling me how it all works. It’s so far over my head. It made me remember back when I first had a computer with a modem and then I got a faster modem and was able to pull out the old modem and slide in the faster modem. I thought my internet was so much faster and it was still moving at a snail’s pace and that was just a little over 20 years ago.
That gives e hope . . maybe 20 years from now our little area back in the woods will have faster internet but you can bet . . one way or the other, I won’t be here 20 years from now. So much has changed in the past 20 years, it really is exciting/interesting/scary to think about all that can change in the next 20 years.