Many of you may not know this, but I'm not much of a people person. Mind you, if I'm around people I know rather well, I have a great time, but I could do without people as well. It's not that I am scared of people, or dislike them, but if no one is around, I don't miss it either. I've always been a bit of a loner, perfectly capable of entertaining myself by watching some TV, reading a ton of books or surfing the internet. One could argue that watching TV and surfing the internet is also a form of communication with others, and you're probably right.
Give me the opportunity to go live somewhere in the Canadian woods, or in the Nevada desert (though that would probably be too hot for my liking) and I'd probably jump on it.
However, I would most certainly need high speed satellite internet access. I doubt DSL or cable is available when in the middle of nowhere and to satisfy my inner geek, I just can't go without a way to reach the wonderful wonky waste of time also known as the internet.
No way I'd fall back to dial up access - though I still have my trusty old 56k modem standing next to me - as that would frustrate the heck out of me. I've got little patience and if things don't go according to - my - plan, I'm known to throw a fit, lol. So, hypothetically speaking, let's say that I move to the Nevada Desert today. I've got a home or a trailer to live in and I want to be hooked up to the internet now. I head over to the US Satellite website see when they can install my satellite internet access, and what it would cost me.
Oh, there are several different plans, let's take a closer look. The Home plan gives me 700Kbps, Pro delivers 1000Kbps and Pro Plus has speeds of up to 1500Kbps. Small office and Business Internet plans go up to 2000Kbps, but the monthly fees for that are through the roof too.
Maybe it would be wise to go for the Pro Plus package that sets me back $79.99 a month and see if I need more speed later on. Now that I know what plan I want, let's find out how soon this thing can be installed. I'm inpatient, remember? Look, search... aha! Their FAQ says that from the time the order is placed, a professional installer with hook everything up within 2 weeks.
Two weeks is a tad bit too long for my taste, but it could as well be much sooner as it seems to depend on the demand on the local installers. Any other questions? Well, I could always call their toll free number 7 days a week to make sure I've got all the details I need, but I think everything is explained pretty well on their website. I think I'm ready for some satellite internet!