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Alternative Internet Services

I hope you find the following useful.

Calyx Institute provides high-speed internet using T Mobile Network.
You will not have an account with T Mobile as the service is via Calyx membership.

I joined Calyx Institute on 2021-02-09 and paid $500 for the first year.
I received the Alcatel Linkzone 2 on 2021-02-15.
I am now using it for my home internet and finding it a huge improvement to CenturyLink.

It is a true Unlimited, No speed Throttling service for a great price. I researched and could not find anything that came close price wise.

The T Mobile signal strength on my lot is excellent, and one can use the hotspot anywhere on T Mobile network. If you get a decent T Mobile signal, this can be a good solution until Starlink becomes available in Indian Hammock.

Starlink will provide much faster speeds, cost $99 per month, and it seems to be the ultimate solution for our Internet Issue in Indian Hammock.

I  got on Starlink’s waiting list yesterday and expect to get the kit sometime in 2021 or 2022. In their Order Confirmation, Starlink advised: Starlink will begin offering service in your area beginning mid to late 2021. Orders will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be notified via email prior to shipment, and you will be charged the remainder of your balance once your kit ships.

David Etzion
Lot 246

Calyx Institute a Great Internet Alternative to Century Link.

Calyx Institute is offering Unlimited 4G Internet using a special arrangement with T Mobile. One needs to join Calyx Institute at a Contributor level and pay $500 for the first year and after that $400 per year to get the Unlimited 4G Internet.

I spent the $500 and joined to test their service. On 2/16/2021, I got my Alcatel Linkzone 2 and started using it full time for my Internet connection.

I found the service to be superior to CenturyLink, with significant improvement in the Upload speed. I am getting better than 10 Mbps download and better than 3 Mbps upload. The Alcatel Linkzone 2 via Calyx Institute only operates on the 2.4GHZ and provides a real Unlimited  Internet without throttling down the speed.

I presume the speed may depend on the lot location; I use it on Lot 246 and get the maximum three dots signal strength. I placed the Alcatel Linkzone 2 in my living room and have no problem getting good coverage all over my home.

One can connect up to 16 users simultaneously to the Alcatel Linkzone 2.
All and all, I wish I knew earlier that such a service exists; for me, it is an excellent improvement, and I intend to use it until Starlink becomes available, hopefully in a year or two.

Thank you Tom Steinruck for pointing me in the right direction.

David Etzion
Lot 246