[olug] Jag Wireless?

Damian Harouff cekkent at gmail.com
Tue May 12 06:56:51 CDT 2015

I used them two years ago when I lived in a small town in Iowa. Given the
nearly continuous latency issues I encountered, plus the outright
incompetency of their billing department, I wouldn't recommend them. Unless
they've reworked themselves over the past two years, but that's rather

On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 11:24 PM, Dan Linder <dan at linder.org> wrote:

> My parents live just north of Plattsmouth (Buccaneer Bay) and they are
> getting tired of the inconsistent and painfully slow DSL speeds their
> current provider is providing.
> The only viable option that I know of is Jag Wireless (
> http://www.jagwireless.net/), but I'm kind of concerned when I look at
> their web pages.  The pricing page proudly proclaims "Summer 2014
> Promotional Service Rates", the news page doesn't appear to have been
> updated since August 2005, and some of the links are to servers that are
> apparently off-line (http://bhrbek.jagwireless.net/tools).
> Their coverage maps (http://www.jagwireless.net/html/coverage.html) don't
> state what the colors mean, though if I assume based on the patterns, the
> "center" of their south coverage map looks to be very close to my parents
> house but I can't be certain.  (Is red bad or good?)
> So, my questions:
> 1: Is anyone on the list a current user of their services, or know someone
> who currently is?
> 2: When I searched the OLUG.org mailing list archives, I do see them
> mentioned a few times but only in the 2003-2004 timeframe.  Anything newer?
> 3: Are there other WiFi/wireless based options we've overlooked?
>  (Satellite Internet isn't an really an option with their 10GB/month data
> caps.)
> Given the current poor DSL performance, I would hope that their Basic
> package for $35/month (including the modem rental) would be a step up, and
> considering how long they have been in business I could overlook the age of
> the site on the assumption they are doing well enough to keep the business
> afloat.
> Thanks in advance!
> Dan
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