Wi-Power high-speed Internet, Digital phone service in Deming

TransWorld Network Corp. , in partnership with AZNEX Cooperative Services has announced that Wi-Power High-Speed Internet service is now available in Deming. Full Story
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Deming, NM

#1 Jun 1, 2010
One small problem with the article: Contact info?
Don

Bellefontaine, OH

#2 Jun 1, 2010
We now know who and what ? When and how answers
Old Timer

United States

#3 Jun 1, 2010
WOW........Something fast coming to Deming ? Unbelievable!!
Now if we only knew how to get hold of them..........
another view

Deming, NM

#4 Jun 1, 2010
Ok, it was early and I was lazy.

Google: TransWorld Network Corp, Deming, NM

There's an email address for the marketing guy. Yeah, I know, but it's a start.

Also, for those in town, you may want to check back with Qwest. They've expanded DSL in Deming over the past year. But not to us small band of schmucks 400ft south of town :-(

And, yeah, I do know about the DSL distance limitations. lol
ENC

Deming, NM

#5 Jun 1, 2010
curious where their antennas (access points) are located, and if they'll be any more reliable than SWNM's wireless service.
Old Timer

United States

#6 Jun 1, 2010
another view wrote:
Ok, it was early and I was lazy.
Google: TransWorld Network Corp, Deming, NM
There's an email address for the marketing guy. Yeah, I know, but it's a start.
Also, for those in town, you may want to check back with Qwest. They've expanded DSL in Deming over the past year. But not to us small band of schmucks 400ft south of town :-(
And, yeah, I do know about the DSL distance limitations. lol
We've been waiting for about 3 yrs. for Quest to get Internet and a few other package deals. They keep putting pamphlets in our bill, but so far nothing, now someone else is moving in and may have to check on that because we're tired of waiting for Quest. These deals get to the bigger cities first, a little draw back of living in a smallish place..........but hey, we don't have to put up with a lot of traffic, a lot of people either so guess we'll stick around here and continue to wait.
yAAAAaaawn

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Jun 1, 2010
When I lived in the Deming area, the choice was dialup (hideous, averaging 1.5 kbps), DSL if I lived near the center of town (which I didn't), cable (ditto DSL), and wireless (overpriced at $80/month).

It'll be interesting to see if Wi-Power will be any better in terms of speed, price, and coverage. But I'm betting against it. The pi$$ poor services in Deming, like Web access among others, and lack of anything other than McJobs in the area is why I left for better pickings in Las Cruces.
another view

Deming, NM

#8 Jun 1, 2010
I feel ya. I've been waiting almost 5 years. I order DSL from Qwest before I moved here. Knowing this is remote area, I called once a week to re-confirm the install. 4 days before the move, Uhaul packed up, they emailed to me saying the local architect canceled it. Last year, I got it escalated to the corporate headquarters. I ended up with 2 guys telling me to either find someone who has access and put a wireless router on their roof or move.

DSL has a 3 mile limit; but that's not as the crow flies. Like most cities, the telephone lines run up and down street. I've got DSL endpoints north, east and southwest of me. Wanna hear real pain? I've got an easement on the northern border of my property. It's for Qwest fiberoptic. 20 mbps. They won't install that, either.
Old Timer wrote:
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We've been waiting for about 3 yrs. for Quest to get Internet and a few other package deals. They keep putting pamphlets in our bill, but so far nothing, now someone else is moving in and may have to check on that because we're tired of waiting for Quest. These deals get to the bigger cities first, a little draw back of living in a smallish place..........but hey, we don't have to put up with a lot of traffic, a lot of people either so guess we'll stick around here and continue to wait.
another view

Deming, NM

#9 Jun 1, 2010
So you were one of the people down yesterday? Mine dropped twice just after 5pm. They are up on the mountain again today.
ENC wrote:
curious where their antennas (access points) are located, and if they'll be any more reliable than SWNM's wireless service.
ENC

Deming, NM

#10 Jun 2, 2010
I didn't use it yesterday evening, it's running at a snail's pace this morning. It's nice when it works, and I like the idea of using a locally owned company. When I first signed up, they advertised "wind, dust, rain... bring em on." I just noticed they changed the ad, took out the wind part.
another view wrote:
So you were one of the people down yesterday? Mine dropped twice just after 5pm. They are up on the mountain again today.
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another view

Deming, NM

#11 Jun 2, 2010
Snail's pace here too. And I'm with you: I like working with a local company and it's nice for the average user, but they are only 2 people.

Got a response today:

"Ami is currently out of the office, so she asked me to follow-up on your
inquiry for more information. I apologize about the paper not including
any contact information. The 800# should have been included. For future
reference, that number is 866-383-0891. In the Deming area, we are
partnered with AZNEX Cooperative Services to bring you Wi-Power Internet
and Phone. "

And some links so you can get an idea of the price/speed:

http://www.wi-power.com/wipowerbusiness.html
http://www.wi-power.com/wipowerresidential.ht...

I'm going to be doing some testing on my connection today. Also going to call them to see if they have a location I can test from and what their support looks like.
Deming Voter

United States

#12 Jun 2, 2010
At least with a phone company providing all these services, they're around 24/7 and 365, unlike private companies that can go out of business, fold up and move out. Too bad our local phone company isn't being quicker about providing for people further out in the county, if people go to this company mentioned in our paper, I'd say our phone company missed out, missed the boat, and missed getting a handle on the situation because had they been faster on the drawer, we would have signed up with them.
another view

Deming, NM

#13 Jun 2, 2010
Another update for those interested:

I called in and this is NOT a "wireless" service. It's a microwave point to point service. The connection is provided by TransWorld Network, which I believe is the company that supplies Internet connectivity to the utility companies. Microwave signals are good for 30 miles. The closet tower is NE of Deming. 9 miles from my home, which is near the Red Roof Rock Shop. 24 x 7 support, free test for connectivity and for $2 more than I pay SWNM, the connection is a guaranteed 5 times faster.

You can test it at Radio Shack on Gold Ave.
Silva Sanchez

Bridgeville, PA

#14 Jun 2, 2010
After a blowie job and a second day handie job and I got a free hook-up with the promise of future rate reductions.
Guess there still is personal service available in this high tech world.
ENC

Deming, NM

#15 Jun 3, 2010
Sounds very interesting, my home is not far from yours, SE of Deming. I'm curious exactly where the microwave access point is. I'll have to stop by Radio Shack for more info.
another view wrote:
Another update for those interested:
I called in and this is NOT a "wireless" service. It's a microwave point to point service. The connection is provided by TransWorld Network, which I believe is the company that supplies Internet connectivity to the utility companies. Microwave signals are good for 30 miles. The closet tower is NE of Deming. 9 miles from my home, which is near the Red Roof Rock Shop. 24 x 7 support, free test for connectivity and for $2 more than I pay SWNM, the connection is a guaranteed 5 times faster.
You can test it at Radio Shack on Gold Ave.
ENC

Deming, NM

#16 Jun 5, 2010
Just got a response from them, they said you must be 10 miles or less from their access point. He couldn't tell me where the Deming tower was, asked for my address to see if I was in their coverage area.
another view wrote:
Another update for those interested:
I called in and this is NOT a "wireless" service. It's a microwave point to point service. The connection is provided by TransWorld Network, which I believe is the company that supplies Internet connectivity to the utility companies. Microwave signals are good for 30 miles. The closet tower is NE of Deming. 9 miles from my home, which is near the Red Roof Rock Shop. 24 x 7 support, free test for connectivity and for $2 more than I pay SWNM, the connection is a guaranteed 5 times faster.
You can test it at Radio Shack on Gold Ave.
another view

Deming, NM

#17 Jun 6, 2010
I'm getting odd responses from them as well. They said we could test at Radio Shack. But the install order wasn't processed until Friday afternoon. They got some weird tech support issues going on right now.
ENC wrote:
Just got a response from them, they said you must be 10 miles or less from their access point. He couldn't tell me where the Deming tower was, asked for my address to see if I was in their coverage area.
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ENC

Deming, NM

#18 Jun 7, 2010
there's a microwave tower just north of town on the other side of Interstate 10, on the frontage road where the exit ramp is. Between Gold Street and where the Texaco gas station (I believe it's Chevron now) is. I wonder if that's where their access point is.
another view

Deming, NM

#19 Jun 7, 2010
I believe you are correct. I just spoke with the technical sales guy. There are multiple access points on that tower. The difference is, each access point runs on a different frequency. When they test at your location, the pick the best frequency. One of those access points is also microwave. Very interesting setup. Gotta be better than the 2.4 ghz that SWNM broadcasts on. lol
ENC wrote:
there's a microwave tower just north of town on the other side of Interstate 10, on the frontage road where the exit ramp is. Between Gold Street and where the Texaco gas station (I believe it's Chevron now) is. I wonder if that's where their access point is.
Trent from Silva Missouri

United States

#20 Sep 20, 2010
Hey does anyone no if they have this type of Internet in silva Missouri please comment back for any info P.S I live about 5 miles into the country

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