By Kate Kellogg, The Washington TimesRead more"We're looking at a situation where a large part of the market is still not paying for internet service and they're looking to take advantage of a situation that we think could help a lot of people in rural areas," said Steve Kestler, an analyst with Forrester Research, who tracks wireless broadband."It's a bit like the cellphone market in the 1990s, w...
By MATT HARDMANNAssociated PressWASHINGTON (AP) For most people, the only thing that matters is the Internet, but some have problems connecting to the Internet in the U.S. that have little to do with the Internet.
What to do: If you can’t connect to the Web in your home, go to a local public library.
If you live in a small town or are working outside of your home and can’t reach the Internet on your own, you might be able to get online through the library’s internet-connected kiosks.
Internet access is available through several options, and most of the time it’s available over a wireless connection.
If that wireless connection isn’t available, you can go online at a cable TV provider’s site, or go online to a Web site that connects to your local area’s broadband network.
Internet service providers typically charge $50 per month or $80 per year to connect your home to the internet.
That’s typically for the same connection you’d get from the Internet service you’d normally use.
Internet providers also have separate websites that connect to local cable television networks, or broadband networks that connect your Internet service provider’s network.
For some of those, the Internet connection is free.
Some Internet providers charge extra for the connection, but most do not.
That can affect how quickly your connection is available.
For example, a wireless provider may charge $10 for a 1-GB connection, while a cable or satellite TV provider may only charge $5 per 1-Gigabyte connection.
You can get a 1GB connection for $10 a month, but it’ll take up to two weeks to reach your destination.
If a wireless service doesn’t charge extra, you’ll get a faster connection that lasts for only one week.
If you’re a home user who is not able to connect to your home broadband network, you may be able access it through a cable modem.
You’ll need a modem with a modem cable that you plug into your router’s router port, or a router that can connect to a home Internet service.