Google Prefers I Use Latest Version... I Am Bound to Dial-up Internet: Requesting a Google Grant to Upgrade to Broadband
Jan 29, 2011 8:12 AM
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Looking for a Google Grant of around $2500 to get broadband to my home... I ask this because they ask why I still use the "Basic Version of G-Mail?" It's because we are stuck with dial-up.
Our rural town is registered as 100% broadband connected - it's not! Myself and two house-mates live up on a very rural hill, on a public road. Broadband service stops at the bottom of our hill. I contacted the broadband ISP and they said our hill/address wasn't eligible for service, unless we would pay them around $2500 to run the cable up a nice clean-cut, well maintained right of way; the phone and power companies use this RoW. Why can't the cable company???
In addition, recently we scheduled with a satellite broadband provider to install service. It should be noted we have satellite TV, and the dish is on the barn near our house, and a cable runs from there to the house. The satellite company refused to put the dish on the barn citing that it was "illegal" to run aerial cable. They want to put their dish on our lawn and since the ground is froze solid, lay the cable across the ground to the house.
I told them - "You're Nuts! Cancel the installation!".
So please, Google, we are a humble group of three, hard-working people, and we only need around $2500 to get cable internet up here, to this house, on a public road, with 3 other homes on the hill, to be able to use your most advanced version of G-Mail, and not be a "pain in the woo-Hoo, for requesting you keep basic G-Mail alive. Maybe all you'd need to do is talk to, and provide an incentive to the internet providers in this area.
Absolutely no reason we shouldn't have access to cable internet.
Can you help?
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