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.
Posted by Jim Cox at 1:52 PM