The Wide World of Wireless

August 24, 2012 at 1:00pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

Yesterday I learned about a new wireless internet service provider in Lincoln, WideRange Broadband. Do any of you subscribe with them?

I’ve been a Time Warner customer ever since Road Runner first came to town over a decade ago. I was one of their first customers, thanks to their initial service area covering my college apartment. After all these years perhaps it’s time to switch. Or not. I’ll need to hear from some more WideRange Broadband customers before I make up my mind.

Prices range from $25 to $55 per month for residential service, topping out at 21 Mbps down and 5 Mbps. There are no contracts, no data caps, and other good “nos” that make me happy. There’s also no service availability in my area at the present time. I hope that changes soon.

Wireless internet service does have its problems. Speed and reliability are dependent on line-of-sight and distance to towers, for example. And renters will have trouble getting the service because it requires mounting hardware on the roof. On the other hand it’s not Time Warner.

Let me (and the rest of your fellow Lincolnites) know if you have any experience with WideRange Broadband. I’d love to hear more about them.

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Fletch August 24, 2012 at 1:27pm

You seem almost within spitting distance of their coverage area. I’m not even close. Curious to hear more!

Mr. T August 24, 2012 at 1:49pm

OK I’ll be the guinea pig here…I contacted them the other day and so far, pretty decent customer service. I’d love to dump TWC on their butts but unless there is a decent, cheaper and comparable service, I have no other choice but to stay with them. I’ll let you know how things develop, if they develop, with this new provider.

Karin Dalziel August 24, 2012 at 1:58pm

The fastest service is about the same price as we are paying for time warner, so if it’s faster I’d have no problem switching. Curious to hear what you find out!

Katie August 24, 2012 at 10:16pm

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