I am still trying to improve my internet access. Broadband is probably out, because of the length of our phone line (although I hope to know more after the BT engineer's visit on Tuesday). So I am looking into alternatives.
Satellite broadband is very expensive, but we might qualify for a grant. However, I have jsut seen this on the internt:
Which might be an alternative. Has anyone used a service like this, and if so, with what results? I have very little technical knowledge so don't know if the explanations given at the site are reasonable or not. But it is very cheap and if it works as well as they say it will (and why should I doubt them?!) then it could be a good alternative to broadband for me.
There was a piece in PCA mag about this a couple of issues back,i cant remember the details but it has helped some people with slow connections don't expect BB speeds tho,it only compresses your data so it seems faster,if you really wont BB speeds then I'm afraid you will need a BB connection.
I used this for a while when i was on dial up / only speeded things up a little but when it came to downloading a picture then it slowed up. For general downloading of text then it is quicker than normal dial up . Its worth trying as you can claim your money back within a trial period. Ken
Graham, that's interesting. Now all I need to be able to do is test the speed of my dial-up service, and if it significantly under the minimum (which I suspect it could be!) I might be able to do something about it.