As most of you know, I'm proud of where I live out in the sticks. But it does have it's disadvantages at times. It's been a little stormy here for the past couple of hours and my internet access has been intermittent. I live much too far away from the phone company central office to have DSL (and my dial-up speed is only 24k) and the crappy little cable system out here is still analog. I had Direcway satellite internet for a few years but it's very expensive, subject to bandwidth restrictions, has a HUGE lag when you click on a link to try to open it, and the upload speed was slower than dialup. So along came Clearwire, a wireless internet provider. It has fairly good upload speed, no lag, about 1.5mbps download speed, and was less than 2/3 the cost of satellite with no equipment investment required and I can grab the wireless modem and take it to work with me!
The only problem is that sometimes when it rains really hard (about once every 6 months), the signal drops and it goes down and I can't give CastleIsland a hard time when I really need to.
How often does YOUR internet access go down? Do you have other problems that might be different?