Friday, January 20, 2012

High Speed Internet Access.......Magic words to being connected.  We have a new service - Smith Lake Broadband; fast and reliable over the air broadband internet access.  We now have a high speed Wi-Fi connection to the rest of the world at the B&B.  Smith Lake is spread out and sparsely populated (we like that); but, DSL lines are few and far between (don't like).  AT&T apparently has decided not to add DSL (only a few on the lake have it), so the choice was Satellite (Hughes or Wildblue) or internet access over power lines if you happened to have Cullman Electric power - Cullman electric is dropping their service next month.  Greg Kiker and his wife Tina returned to Smith Lake in 2006; saw a need and an opportunity, and began Smith Lake Broadband.  He is building towers around the lake that provide line of sight connections to a small antennae mounted on your house.  He has covered only a portion of the lake so far; but, he is expanding his network constantly to serve new areas.  Now is it possible for a few more folks to live in paradise and work online.         

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