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Old 07-12-2020, 02:59 PM   #1
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Default Fastest Internet Speed on Cow Island?

Thinking of buying a property on Cow Island.

I'm hoping to work remote from there for part of the summer, so Internet is a must.

I've seen mention of Fairpoint, but that might be limited to 1.5 mb.

I feel like I'd need a bare min of 10/10 mb for Video Conferencing etc.
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Old 07-12-2020, 10:35 PM   #2
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We had the fastest available put in about 3 or 4 years ago, and it’s only 6 MBPS. I also heard recently that the lines for Consolidated (formerly Fairpoint) are maxed out on Cow so they are not able to install any additional internet hookups on the island. I don’t have personal knowledge, but saw it posted and also heard the same from a neighbor. So if you are buying a place, make sure they already have internet and have them keep it connected so you can take over the hookup.
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Old 07-16-2020, 12:26 AM   #3
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In case anyone is looking I think I found a solution.

It's called MOFI. Add another line to your cellular plan, get a SIM card for it and pop into this.

Probably cheaper than HughsNet or FairPoint and no latency issues.
Works with AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile.

You probably want a plan that doesn't throttle.

We were paying like $65 for FairPoint for fairly slow speeds over on NewFound lake.

I have not tested this myself but reviews confirm it seems to work for most people. Seems popular with RV owners.

https://www.amazon.com/MOFI4500-4GXe.../dp/B089NYWJYK
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