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Posted · Original PosterOP

 I live in a rural area that has very slow Internet speed. There’s only one ISP that runs a wire to my house, and it’s not fiber. My wife and I use a lot of bandwidth, so cellular and or satellite don’t work for me because I can’t deal with data caps. I run a business from my home, and needs and faster Internet. Right now the fastest Internet I can get for my ISP is 12 Mb down and 1.2 Mb up.

 

 I’ve tried all of the Internet providers in south eastern Iowa to see if they have Internet over long distance Wi-Fi antennas. Nobody services my house. I live in hilly terrain, and close to the bottom of a hill. I know my neighbors which are about a half mile away, and they’re willing to work with me on getting Internet to my house, but every house I’m close to there is one hill in the way.  

 

 What are my options? I don’t need Internet beamed from 10 miles away, just a half mile. But LOS would require a 50 foot pole,  i’m not excited about that. Also, my current ISP is willing to do Internet bonding for me. What’s the max lines that you can bond together? I think there are boxes that can bond together more than just two, but does my ISP need to have something on their end that can handle more than two connections being bonded at one time?

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you may just be forced to go with the 50 foot pole my friend.  If I were you, I would try to start a WISP.  make some money on it. your neighbors probably have the same problem.  

 

you might also try DSL over the phone company. they can reach up to 100mbps now.  its likely you have old phone lines to carry it. 

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2 hours ago, JCBiggs said:

you may just be forced to go with the 50 foot pole my friend.  If I were you, I would try to start a WISP.  make some money on it. your neighbors probably have the same problem.  

 

you might also try DSL over the phone company. they can reach up to 100mbps now.  its likely you have old phone lines to carry it. 

100 Mbps DSL is not going to be available in a rural area. The OP is lucky they get 12mbps as opposed to 3 Mbps most rural areas get. 

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2 minutes ago, Donut417 said:

100 Mbps DSL is not going to be available in a rural area. The OP is lucky they get 12mbps as opposed to 3 Mbps most rural areas get. 

my aunts house sounds like its further out in the swamp than this guy is, and she got 80mbps.   unless that 12/3 IS dsl, it wouldnt hurt to call.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

 The line that goes to my house is old copper line, so that is the absolute fastest they can push out, it’s rarely that speed. They are going to go to fiber until they get state funding, which is going to take years.

 

 A friend two miles away has really fast Internet, and my two Ubiquiti 5ac-300s came today. Anyone know of a good walkthrough on how I set the software up?

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