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How do I find a reliable internet service?

I am having a heck of a time trying to find a RELIABLE Internet service in my area. I currently have Earthlink DSL. However, I am more than 13,000 ft. from the central station, so the service is degraded. I am lucky to get 300 kps. There are not cable carriers in the area, and satellite is out of the question because it's extremely slow. My business uses a live terminal for processing orders and I need RELIABLE internet. Anyone have any advice?
Ramon Ray answered August 30, 2007
URL: http://www.entrepreneur.com/answer/221050

You've hit on all the right alternatives with satellite being one - but you've said it's not available.

Where do you live? If you� have a clear view of the south from your house you can use Hughesnet satellite service. The
satellite dish, generally installed on the roof of your home, needs to
be able to 'see' the HughesNet satellite positioned in the southern sky. An unobstructed view�no trees or tall buildings in the way�is required.

What about another DSL provider?

What about using Verizon Wireless Broadband? It is ideal for notebook computers as it uses a PC card that slides into your notebook. The service has about 300kbps up and 1mb ps down with all most full wireless use. Not the fastest but OK for web and email.

I'm sure you could pay to have a dedicated T1 line installed in your business.

Have you tried cable?

Ramon Ray is editor of SmallBizTechnology.com and author of Technology Solutions for Growing Businesses.