12/18/17: There has been a lot of news coverage lately about the FCC cancelling Net Neutrality. We'd like to address this and how it affects your service.
First, what is Net Neutrality? During the Obama years, a set of rules were passed that stated that ISP's were not allowed to create "packages" for their customers. ISPs could not separate out things such as YouTube, TV stations, Video services and so on, and charge more if you wanted one of those packages. Everything had to be offered with no restrictions.
OnALot.com had already been doing this, so we did not have to make any changes. When you signed up, you got full and un-restricted access to anything you wanted to see or do on the internet.
Net Neutrality has been cancelled. Some other ISP's will be parcelling out "packages" at additional cost to their customers. You'd buy a basic plan and then add on packages to that plan, and in the end be paying a lot more for the services that you originally had.
OnALot.com is NOT going to do this. We have no plans to change the way we currently offer internet access. What you have now, you will continue to have - unrestricted access to the Internet - and with no price increase. Our service is completely unlimited and unrestricted, get on as much as you like, use it to do / go anywhere on the Internet. Enjoy!
Now in Several Cities! FiberFast - Our Newest and Fastest System!
NOTE - The FiberFast system is only available from the following locations at the moment. We have plans to expand this to other towers in the future.
Bryant - at the Bryant water tower - 1 system
Henryetta - at the 3rd street water tower up on the hill - 2 systems, north and south
Okmulgee - at the Okmulgee water tower - 1 system
Okemah - at the Okemah Industrial Park water tower - 1 system
Okemah - at the Woody Guthrie water tower - 1 system - will be up and running soon
This is a really fast system. If you have a home with a bunch of data hungry kids, do a lot of streaming and gaming, this is the system for you! We already have some customers connected to it and they are getting speeds in excess of 6 megs, some up to 11 megs. There are no usage limits and the install costs are the same as for the regular systems. The monthly service fee is $50 with any form of payment.
If you are already a customer and want to switch over to the FiberFast system, there's a one time $99 fee to change out your roof mounted equipment. And you get 30 days to check it out! If you are not happy with it, we'll put you back to the standard system and refund your money. You have little to lose and a lot of speed to gain!
Selecting The Right Wireless Router For Your Home
Families are getting multiple phones, wireless printers, laptops, tablets, desktops, smart TV's and a lot of other Wifi based equipment. All this puts quite a strain on your home router. We put together a guide to help you select / upgrade your home network. Please click HERE to find out what router you might need.
How To Properly Reboot Your Internet Equipment
This is the number 1 type of phone call that we get every day. So, we decided to put together a very thorough page on how to reboot your equipment. You might want to print this out - if you lose your connection, you won't be able to read this.
Plan B or D customers whose payments are automatically processed with debit or credit cards: Changes to your card or recurring payment information must be authorized by you and maintained in our files. When making a change, go to the following page to submit the change and authorize its use. Click HERE.
Buy A Surge Protector Before Lightning Season Sets In!!!!!
As we enter into storm season again, I'm already doing repairs on customer systems with blown up power supplies. Why? Because they either didn't have a surge protector or the one they had was very old and inoperative.
What is a surge protector? It looks like an outlet strip, with 3 - 10 AC outlets on it that you plug your computer, monitor, radio and router into. It has an electronic device inside it that shorts out any high voltage spikes before they can get to your equipment. These spikes arrive at your home via the power lines, and since there are miles or power lines, a lightning hit anywhere on them can be directed right into your home, and zap your equipment.
Surge protectors are rated in Joules (sounds like jewels) and the more joules, the better. A joule is a measure of electrical energy, and you want to shunt to ground as much of the lightning's energy as possible, so, buying a surge protector with a lot of joules is better than one with less.
Many customers already have a surge protector, one that is several years old. Old surge protectors are probably no longer protecting your equipment. Why? The electronic device inside them that shunts lightning energy to ground can only do it once or twice effectively, then it's used up. So essentially all they have is a power strip.
The manufacturers of these surge protectors recommend you replace them every 1 - 2 years, or after a lightning storm has hit you and / or your area. If you want to read up on how a Surge Protector works, Wikipedia has a long and technical artilce found HERE
Please, if you don't have a surge protector, or your's is more than 2 years old, go buy a new one, with as many rated joules as you care to spend. It's money well spent!