[CUWiN] Replace the landline?
sascha at ucimc.org
Sat Jul 30 21:44:49 CDT 2005
Seth Price wrote:
> Hello wireless folk! I just finished a Comp. Sci. BS degree at the
> Univ. of Wisc. Madison and I'm going to be moving to Urbana in a few
> weeks. My wife and I are trying to go without a phone land line and we
> don't watch any cable tv, but we both require internet access. It seems
> that quality internet access is hard to come by without paying for
> either of those lines. So this is where you guys come in.
> Is CUWiN reliable enough for it to replace my current land line? What
> is the normal bandwidth that I would get? Anyone know how strong the
> signal is at the corner of Race St. and E. Washington? Are there any
> other low cost options for broadband access in the area? I've waited
> longer than I should to compose this message, so a fast reply would be
Thanks for writing. CUWiN's system is a testbed for our software
development. We keep the system up-and-running as much as possible, but
it shouldn't be thought of as a replacement for a land line. Internet
connectivity through our network is free, but we don't offer any service
guarantee. The corner of Race and Washington should have a very strong
signal; in fact, you're in an ideal location -- but I just want to
reiterate that our network does not come with the same sort of
reliability as a pay-for service.
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