The broadband internet journey begins…
Well actually, it began in 1997 when I moved here to what we call the outer limits. That year, when I moved out here to the “country,” 10 miles from Cornell University,* ( “one of the greatest universities in the world,” my Dad’s friend use to say) I noticed that within 3 miles of our house, the weather changed. I’d be driving along and suddenly, as soon as I hit our happy state route/Cargill straightaway, the rain, snow, ice, or wind intensified. We never have the same weather as they do 3 miles down the road…that was a sign but I did not see it…
There are many twists and turns to this journey and I write them in one blog. I have to walk the dog and myself, so as time moves forward, I may write little snippets of the back-story as they weave in and out of the plot. I have written this story in my head and, if all goes well, the end will be Claire and Radames get broadband.
So, a beginning date, 1997, a scene, and a goal. The complication: we do not have broadband internet service and we want it.
I have finished teaching Communications at a local college and I have some time to focus on this issue.
Here is what I am setting out to explore today: what is the distance to the nearest Time Warner broadband hookup to our East and to our West.
*PS I started trying to find the exact mileage to Cornell at 9:26am, it is 9:46am, and I am currently sharing the service with one other person. I have not been able to reach Goggle maps in all this time. It is now 9:47, so I am going to say we live about 10 miles from Cornell University, as I can not access the exact mileage.
One other note, this morning while watching our Dish TV, I noted that Time Warner advertised broadband for 29.99 per month.