Originally Posted by Reba
I have a Deaf friend who lives in a very remote rural area with no Deaf community. This friend has no internet service. This friend is really cut off from communication with family and friends except for face-to-face contact. This friend had TTY but it didn't work out as a feasible means of real communication.
The state will provide free video equipment and VRS but there has to be high-speed internet service and TV in the home first.
This friend has no computer or internet service.
Do you have any suggestions?
I'm really irritated about our neighborhood because we only have DSL that capped at 3 mb/s and hardly to hit 3 mb/s with extreme slow at most nights. I called Windstream and told that need to be upgrade to faster internet because our family could share a enough bandwidth so they have no plan to upgrade at all. We don't have cable service in our neighborhood and we are not in rural area but just suburb. Alabama Broadband (cable company in our city) told me that they cannot put service in our neighborhood because Charter bought them and will takeover in July. It means we have to wait until Charter kicks the service in our area. I know some families in our neighborhood complained about slow internet and limited bandwidth.
I had to configured my router to put videophone as high priority to take more bandwidth.