High Speed Wireless Internet Access
Wireless internet access uses 2.4Ghz or 5.8Ghz radio signals to provide your
connection to the internet rather than a phone line. This bypasses all the problems
associated with using a voice grade phone line and modem. Wireless offers the following
Does not use your phone line or modem. You can drop that extra
line and save $30+/month to the phone company.
Is much faster than even the best phone connection. Data transfer
rates are faster than standard dsl connections.
Wireless is always on, no dialing up, no busy signals, no more getting
disconnected due to noisy phone lines.
The range on 2.4ghz signals is limited to line of sight. This means
the antennas at each end of the link have to be able to see each other with virtually
nothing in the way. Unfortunately even trees block the signal. This means that
the service will not be available everywhere.
Where is wireless available?
The areas Redbird is currently able to reach is the "in town"
Mt. Gilead, Edison, Williamsport, and a 4 block radius around downtown
Cardington. West of Edison all the way to the county line is
possible as long as there is a clear line of sight to your east. If you can see the
top of the grain elevator in Edison you can receive the signal. Service is also
available if you live within a few blocks of the following locations:
Park Avenue and Cherry St. in Mt. Gilead
High St. and Main St (Mt. Gilead Square)
Lee St. and Hickory Lane in Mt. Gilead
East Cedar St. and North Walnut St. in Mt. Gilead
North Boundary St. in Edison
State St. in Edison
Anyone who can see the grain elevator in Edison
County Road 9 and Township Road 126 in Edison
near the Cardington Video Store in Cardington
Route 42 near Bryn Zion Rd and TR104
If you live more than a few blocks of those area's then service may be
available if clear line of site can be established (ie no trees or buildings in the way).
Obstructions such as trees, hills, and buildings will block the signal
and or limit distances severely.
What about installation fees?
Install cost is $75 if a good place to mount the antenna
can be found. In fringe area's getting the antenna up higher
can make a lot of difference so if you have a tower, or are willing to
put one up, the possibility of getting service is better.
What about a monthly fee?
Costs for providing wireless access are higher than dial up access so the
monthly rate is also higher. The monthly rate is $34.95/month paid monthly,
$33.95/month paid quarterly, $32.95/month paid every 6 months or
$31.95/month if paid yearly in advance.. If you have an
extra phone line for your computer and get rid of it, this is actually cheaper than you
are paying now!
When will this be available?
Wireless is available now if you live in or very near to the area's listed
above. If you would like to try wireless please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call