My experience has been that whenever life-threatening level weather occurs, DirecTV is one of the first things to go out, so I'm back to radio. If a tree is blown down in a forest, but my dish is spun around backwards, can you hear Jim Cantore bloviating?
I've used the CCTexas Wifi. If you're sitting in just the right spot, you can get a decent connection, but move one cushion either way, and you're dropped. And that's assuming you know to start by going to the city web site to accept the usage agreement. Later, they plan to charge up to 30 bucks a month and seem to think folks will do this rather than have cable or DSL. It started as a project to be able to read water meters without humans walking the neigborhood, but some consultant sold them a bill of goods.
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