Thursday, May 11, 2006
We have discovered Sympatico Unplugged. This is a new high speed internet service using the cell phone towers and transmitters. All you need is a modem and a power outlet. As long as you are in a coverage area, you can pick up internet wirelessly. Presently this is only in the major centres, but will roll out over most of the populated areas of Canada over the next few years. Rogers has a similar service, and Clearwire service is rolling out in the US. This may well be a cheaper alternative to Satellite Internet. Of course Satellite Internet (Datastorm/Motosat) will always be the best service for coverage area as you can be in middle of nowhere and still get connected, but for the casual user, this may be something worth looking at.