/ Going back rural.... Can't wait, where to look? #31
- Feb 19, 2018
- Red Feather Lakes, CO
- Kubota L6060, KX040-4, M7060, X1100C, M62(S)
Not want, but must have. It is very rare that you can't get a DS1 pretty much any place in the nation that is wired and for a backup that will do. Also almost every cellular tower throughout the country has at least some form of T3 level connectivity to it. I don't mind paying the price but places like Nevada, west Texas, very rural Montana etc are out.
First, please stop with the acronyms as many here wont understand them and you are forcing them to look the up. DS1, T3, GoM, STBXW. Plain speak
You’re requirements are very specific and conflict considerably. If you want to be away from people you are choosing spotty internet. The dirty secret about rural internet (as some folks here are eluding to) is while you can look at some fancy charts online to see where coverage is a available, getting a reliable signal is another thing entirely. For example the area I am in has 2 different cellular carriers that show 4GLTE full signal, but only 1 of them works “most” of the time. The other one I have to go to a certain place on the property.
Wired internet is non-existent in many places (and also where I am). The closest town of 500 people has Centurylink DSL, but the signal in from the nearest major city is garbage. The signal in town is horrible, they are luck to get 1 mb up, 5mb down and it isn’t reliable. My parents in rural TX were just about the same. We went with a Point to Point connection there (built a $3000, 60 ft tower for line of site to connect to a tower 10 miles away in town).
Starlink is a promising option, but still in Beta. So far I have been very happy with it, but the jury is still out.
Now on to Location. We can narrow this request down to “I want land within 90 min of a major airport”. This is getting more and more expensive to accomplish as many cities/suburbs are growing beyond that 1 hour commute. Notice you didn’t say 90 miles. Within 90 min of a major airport with traffic would put you smack dab in the middle of a busy suburb. So you will need to go some place really back woods. To compare my parents place is 70 miles from DFW airport in Dallas but its a 2.5 hour commUte in traffic. Land there is about $15k an acre, and land developers are buying it all up.
I woudl look at Idaho, but it does have state income tax. Boise airport isn’t huge, but it supports enough flights that you can connect if you need to hit international terminals.
What about WV, NC, SC, TN, GA?