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A Better High Speed Internet Arrives in Tyler, Texas

To my utter surprise I learned about a very intriguing new form of Mobile High Speed Internet service today. Imagine driving around town and being able to have High Speed Internet Service no matter where you find yourself. The practical benefits are staggering.

In my hometown of Tyler, Texas I can count the free WiFi locations on one hand and yes they are great when you are near enough to use them, but who wants to ride around town in a predetermined pattern so that you can get WIFI connection? That’s not mobile that’s “Spotty Internet” at best and is really limiting to say the least. However, if you could have High Speed Internet everywhere you were, or everywhere you knew you were going to be, that would be something that would be extremely worthwhile.

We all know that with High Speed Internet we can pretty much control every aspect of our daily lives, from paying bills, renting movies, scheduling appointments, making telephone calls — Basically all the things that you normally are limited to doing while at your home or office. In our fast paced lives access to a reliable Mobile High Speed Internet is something that is becoming more and more important every single day and WiFi is taking us all the way and in an affordable way.

This new local Mobile High Speed WiFi caught my attention immediately, for one thing it is plug_and_play — I said that correctly, no big dish, no big antenna and no cable line and not software to install. To my understanding you plug in a special modem/receiver and you have High Speed Internet on the go as long as it is in their coverage area. This of course is very similar to Internet Service via Cellular Internet Service except where you have to pay around $120 or more per month under limited access plans with cellular services. With this new Mobile High Speed Internet Service the rates start at just $29.95 per month. Compare that small cost to a $75 a month cell phone bill and then an additional $120 bucks for Mobile Cellular Internet Service — that’s around $200 bucks per month!

I got really excited when I realized that laptops pretty much go anywhere you go now days. With VOIP, which you can still get FREE believe it or not; I could dispense with my cell phone bill and still have the flexibility of an ear piece for my telephone conversation and be paying less for mobile telephone as well as Mobile High Speed Internet than I would be just pay a cell phone alone bill. Yeah, it would take some time to adjust to it, but the benefits for change are clearly evident.

I run a business that has remote monitoring capabilities. I know what is being sold, what is left in inventor and more importantly when I need to restock. It would be ideal to have Mobile High Speed WiFi service available 100% of the time as I drive around performing my normal daily tasks. I’d be better able to stay on top of my business, that’s for sure.

Here is the problem. The service is limited to the reach of the towers of the WiFi network can reach — same as cellular phones. It looks like it’s about a 30 mile area from the map displayed on the company’s website. That is great for Longview, Texas, which is about a 20 minute drive from my home town of Tyler, Texas, but of course this service isn’t available in my area yet.

What a bummer!

The Company name is Clearwire and was founded by telecom pioneer Craig McCaw in October 2003, The company is headquartered in Kirkland, Washington, but they have nine locations in Texas right now and there also multiple locations in 14 other states. Don’t know if the company is incorporated, but it would make an interesting stock to keep tabs on. Go to clearwire.com and see if this next age of Mobile High Speed Internet is available in your area. If not, wait for it. This promises to be the rage. I expect that cellular Internet Service will begin to drop dramatically as this new Mobile WiFI begins to spread.

A Slap in the Facebook: New Social Media Reopens Old Wounds

When I was in grade school I called a classmate to invite her over to play. I don’t remember exactly how old I was, but I was young enough that it was a thrill to be using the phone. I asked her to come to my house, and she said she had to ask her mom. She put the phone down. Back then we didn’t have fancy things like push-buttons or mute buttons, so I heard the conversation very clearly. She told her mom who it was and that I had invited her over. Her mom asked her if she wanted to go. “Not really,” she said. Then she got back on the phone and told me that her mom had said no. I was in complete shock, but I managed to say okay and I’d see her in school. Then I hung up. My mother asked if she was coming and I said no, she wasn’t allowed. I didn’t even bother telling my mom what had happened, mostly because she probably would have called the other mother back and gave her an earful but also because I was embarrassed and confused.

Why didn’t she like me? I had never done anything mean to her. We got along fine at school and we were even in girl scouts together.

Why did she lie? I think that hurt the most. Sure, she was trying to spare my feelings but I was at an age where we were taught to tell the truth at all times. I didn’t understand the subtleties of little white lies and or just being polite.

Despite this bruise to my young ego I managed to carry on and have a great life. Now, decades and decades later I am finding my childhood schoolmates on a social networking site called Face book, aka FB. I’m sure you know how it works – you find someone you know, or someone finds you and soon you are officially cyber “friends” this respected platform is even great to get followers on instagram. Then you can see a list of your friend’s friends, and maybe you know some of those people, too. So you send a friend request, or they spot you on the list and send you one. Soon you have an expanded network of friends who can bother you with silly little virtual gifts and video game drama.

Somewhere in the tangled web of the internet I saw the girl I invited on someone’s friend list, so I sent her a friend request almost automatically. And she declined it. Yes, for some reason this girl – now a woman – still doesn’t like me. And this still bothers me! Suddenly I’m a little girl again, hanging up the clunky oversized phone in my family’s kitchen and rushing to my room before my mother asks too many questions about one of my first phone calls. Luckily, I am now a grown-up and I can get over it much quicker. So she doesn’t like me – who cares? I have friends, a wonderful family and I no longer need the approval of classmates to like myself. Maybe there are just some people in the world who just don’t like you, no matter what you do. Or maybe I need to spend less time online and more time with the people I can reach out and hug, face to face.