Wireless plug and play modems that can be used up to 20-30 miles (30-50 KM) now exist on the market. These will only get better and cheaper as we approach the pole shift. There may even be better ways that show up before the pole shift. Operation is in the 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz ISM Band. Data rates of 56-2048 kbps. Cost is $2-$6,000 / modem. Higher speeds up to 10 Mb at 7 Miles with a cost of $17,000 are possible. Modem names include - BreeseLINK, LATNET-Radio Data Links, AirLink Wireless Modems, and Open Minds. But it would take a lot of us to make an Internet world wide. I don't know how these things will hold up under the EMP (electro-magnetic pulses) and other noises during and after the pole shift.
Some interesting components are available now and will be evolving in the next few years that could be used to put together a private wireless network whether it be only for local communities or possibly to connect larger areas. Time will tell the extent of the usefulness of these components.
Offered by Mike.
The Faster Web
PC Magazine (Vol. 18 No. 8 April 20 1999)
Terrestrial microwave, will hit its stride in the next few years. Companies such as Teligent and WavePath already use microwave transmissions from small antennas to provide local Internet access, but the availability of this technology is very limited. These companies aim primarily at small and growing businesses that need flexibility and low investment costs. Many offer packages that include remote access, virtual private networks, and telephone service.
Service providers include Advanced Radio Telecom, NextLink Communications, Teligen, WavePath Communications. Installation cost negotiated according to services used. Speeds vary up to 4 Mbps, generally up to 1.555 Mbps. Requires no phone line or any other wires. Voice phone service can be chosen while the line is in use with data communications. Requires an out-side antenna.
Broadband Wireless - The Dawn of a New Era
Factors affecting a systems performance include rain fading, line-of-sight requirements, and free-space path loss. Fading due to rain and snow in the so-called millimeter-wave frequencies dictates that the cell radius is a maximum of three to five kilometers. A second factor affecting performance is the line-of-sight requirement for broadband wireless systems. Note: This technology will not replace the need for Ham radios only supplement it with additional possibilities.