Evil Princess, here.

I am appealing to all of Mas’ readers out there in your backwoods homes to help us with our internet problems.

We started out with Hughesnet (Satellite) but they have usage limits and we found ourselves throttled down way before the end of the month.

When Windstream, our landline provider, made DSL available we signed up for that but it was slow especially with both of us using it so we put in a second line, that was workable for a while. Then a booster became available, the only installed it on one line, never would give an explanation why, would never come back out.

Steadily our service got slower over the years and Windstream’s answer is basically, that’s all you’re going to get.

They have basically stopped taking my calls.

We have tried mobile hotspots from AT&T and Verizon but out cell-fu is weak here too. We don’t even have T-Mobile.

So, now I am on my annual search for something that will work for us. I am waiting for Starlink but I don’t think that’s happening anytime soon.

We are high-volume users; I am transmitting high-res photos every day and videos quite often.

I am tired of sitting in parking lots trying to get a signal. That’s why I’m appealing to the Backwoods Home readers for help. I would love to hear what has worked for you in a remote area.


  1. Thanks everybody for your many good suggestions and for those who emailed Mas their ideas.
    I also went to the Tampa RV show to see what they had to offer and I got one good lead there too.

    We are currently at a conference in Clearwater and I will take digest all of this info when we get back home because our busy schedule just opened up for next week.

    I did decide that we won’t do anything too expensive in the near future and wait for Starlink, we have our deposit in.

    Thanks again for all the great ides.


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