On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 3:14 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote: > Les Mikesell wrote: >> It sounds like this location is just begging for wimax or some other >> suitable internet service. What kind of place can support a radio >> station but not an internet presence these days? > > the original poster indicated the FM station was on an American Indian > reservation in a very remote canyon, and the ONLY phone lines available > were 2 pairs of LONG haul copper POTS lines, one currently used by the > stations telephone service, the other available for modem use. They > are using a microwave link to get from the station to the hilltop > transmitter, but that the nearest 'real' town with a telephone CO that > would support any sort of real internet service is way too far away for > FM reception, even with a directional yagi. The OP is in Saskatchewan, Canada. Hopefully, as a later poster suggested, the Canadian government has some $ available, to contribute for this project. I believe the distance is much too far for WiMax, even if it were line of sight, which is not the case here.