Thursday, July 26, 2018

Life in the fast lane

Today we FINALLY got hooked up to high speed internet. It's been almost a year since they started laying fiber and today was the day. I am SO thankful that this company sought grants that were available to bring decent internet access to the rural areas. Without the grants there is no way this could/would have happened. For example we are the only house (of the 3) that hooked up to their service on our 2 miles of road. The guy told us that the going rate just to lay the fiber in the ground is right around $8 a foot. You can do the math - it's not a paying proposition for the company without grant money.

On another note, the Sunnies across the road are just starting to open up their flowers. They are so pretty - I can't wait to see a sea of sunflowers in the not too distant future.


  1. I am so happy for you. Started out with dial up and boy oh boy was that ever slow. High speed internet should be available to everyone.

  2. Now you will really be able to cruise the web! It was a miracle when the fiber lines got to us. Have fun!

    Can't wait for pics of all those sunflowers. :)

  3. I didn't realize. I should have since we have the same issue with water here. Everyone around us has city water and we are still on the well system because our little area wouldn't pay the fee the water people wanted for a hook up.

  4. I'm happy for you to get the high speed. Yea for the grant. And how lucky are you to have a field of sunflowers so close. I have one dwarf that I had to put in just for the sake of having a sunflower... but a sea of happy yellow!!! Hope you share the joy through a pic. Fun!


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