FIND INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERs (ISPs) IN YOUR AREA
If you live in a retirement community, COOP, or apartment
complex where internet services are provided, you need to
insist that the provider ensures you have adequate bandwidth
in your home to meet the needs of your family members.
If you have the option of purchasing your own internet service
these are some options.
FCC: Internet Service Providers by Address (July 2019)
Internet Providers in Ames, IA
FCC: Carrier Coverage Maps
Elon Musk's Starlink
Why Elon Musk's Starlink IS a big deal
"You may think that we are crazy, but we believe Starlink
will change our future in ways we can't even imagine.
"When the first mobile phone came out, it was bulky, heavy,
and the charge did not last long. If at that time anyone
predicted that our future cellphone would look like a tiny
slab with a computer inside, we would not have believed it.
"Technology improves over time. What is not possible today
will become possible in the future. Who would have believed
that an orbital class rocket can land autonomously on an
autonomous drone ship in the middle of the ocean 20 years
ago? No one. But now, SpaceX is doing that routinely.
"In the future, Elon Musk for sure will include a Starlink
receiver in his Tesla's. As a result, not only will Starlink
get millions of new customers, but a Tesla owner will also
get high-speed broadband internet in their car.
"Today's technology is far superior to 50 years ago's
technology. Similarly, the way we are innovating, 50 years
later, our technology will be significantly different than
"Though today it may be impossible to design a Starlink
receiver that fits inside a cell phone, we will not be
surprised if Starlink develops a satellite transceiver after
20 years that is the size of a small chip. It will
dramatically change our cellular connectivity."