So lately SkyBeam has bought out most of the wireless internet providers in the area (WisperTel and Mesa Networks, to name a few). This is important because SkyBeam now serves the Golden area. So if you’re willing to pay the $100 setup fee, you may have an alternative to Comcast if you want relatively high speed uploads and an alternative to Qwest if you want service a bit cheaper. The speeds and prices are also a bit better than Comcast’s Economy tier…
$34.95 – 1.5 Mbps downloads, 512 kbps uploads
$44.95 – 5 Mbps downloads, 2 Mbps uploads
The above prices include $5 for equipment rental.
One caveat: the service may or may not be good. Reviews have been mixed. Additionally, speeds aren’t quite guaranteed. When I asked about service, I was quoted 3-5 Mbps for downloads, 1.5-2 Mbps for uploads. Then again, the system may work well enough. At least there’s another option, rpovided you have line of sight to a WisperTel…uh…SkyBeam tower.