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Nevada83's avatar

Do you have to have a dish on the top of your house for internet?

Asked by Nevada83 (747points) May 12th, 2019

I’m asking this because I’m getting internet on Tuesday and I forgot to ask.

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

Internet where I live coming in by wire / fiber optics. Who is doing the install ?

ragingloli's avatar

Here it runs over the phone lines.

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SQUEEKY2's avatar

Your telephone provider should be able to give you high speed, but rural areas don’t have it through the phone lines so,you need a dish and it is satellite internet and you will need a dish.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Fidelity’ website says cable, DSL or Fiber; I didn’t see any dishes mentioned.

zenvelo's avatar

My service is via coaxial cable.

Darth_Algar's avatar

Some ISPs provide internet service via satellite dishes, but that’s mainly in rural areas where broadband cabling doesn’t run.

KNOWITALL's avatar

No, I’m in the boonies of Missouri and no dish on my home, those things are ugly. Wifi gateway I believe.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Depends where you are. Some places can only get satellite broadband but it’s expensive and a bit crap (as satellite only provides the downlink and the uplink goes via your normal telephone line).

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@Nevada83 hasn’t been on since Tuesday, when the install was to take place.

Nevada83's avatar

Guys, not to worry. It took place and all he had to do is drill a hole in my wall and install some stuff

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Thanx for update @Nevada83 !

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