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Amber Bouman

Amber Bouman
Community Content Editor

I recently moved from San Francisco to a very rural location where my best option is satellite internet. The connection is okay for most web browsing, but it's occasionally iffy when it comes to video streaming.

Also, we use up our allotted gigabytes pretty quickly. There's no cell service to speak of, so I can't use my phone as a hotspot. We've found some workarounds (using Dish satellite for some TV, and a click-wheel iPod for music) but those only get us so far. I know some of you are in the same boat, so I'm wondering what you'd recommend I do to improve my internet connection, and what tips and tricks will help maximize our gigabytes. Thanks!

Signed,

A City Slicker

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