Who do you use for an provider for internet?
HardyNet is subscriber owned Co-op that values customer service and delivers the best possible speeds to places that other providers have strayed from for various reasons. There are some areas in AW that have fiber optic service but not much to date. It is very expensive to build out middle mile fiber, 28K – 48K per mile and then long driveways could add 5k -8K just to get to the home owners house. Even so Hardy dosen’t walk away from trying to upgrade or builds when feasible. Every location is evaluated. AW is unique with 20 acre lots and larger that creates dense population which makes it hard to build without loans, grants, partnerships, etc. Hope this gives a bit of backround to a company that has been in business since 1953.
I would be very surprised if anyone in AW has fiber service. That is hit and miss even in town.
We do have a lot of fiber conduit in place. That was a result of a program during the Obama admin to advance rural bandwidth. All improving lots at the time got conduit installed from the road to the build site. I don’t believe it is an active program and all it is is conduit, no fiber.
ATT Home Internet Bundle, it’s essentially a hot spot. Works good except in very severe weather. On demand tv rarely stalls. Home phone works great. Working from home good except for internet calling as it gets “dead” spots occasionally. The service is in conjunction with our ATT cell phone plan.
We are with Hardynet also. 16 years now. Very nice small local company with old-fashioned service. You can almost always speak to a real person! The service is slower than what you are probably used to but options are limited in the mountains.
Linda & Paul Wangerin
That’s who we use too. Okay enough for telework, general internet, and keeping an eye on cameras. Amazon/netflix videos sometimes stall.
HardyNet DSL, 6mbs, must take landline. Expensive and painfully slow but very reliable. Good enough to work from home with. Barely….
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