A wealthy friend has a home on the side of the Wasatch Front overlooking the Salt Lake valley.
Clear LOS to just about any location all the way to the mountains on the other side.
Comcast conveniently skipped his house when they laid their backbone throughout the valley.
The nearest bordering neighbor who does have Comcast is 1/2 mile down the hill.
Provide this person with fast internet so that he can better manage multiple businesses that he owns.
What are his options given that funding is not a major issue?
Is point-to-point microwave a reasonable path? Where does one even being that process?
What about laying his own outdoor coax (using some sort of repeater). Is that even feasible over 1/2 mile?
He's asking for guidance from me as a friend because he knows that years ago, when home wireless was still young, I managed to extend my T1 line via wireless about 1/4 or so to a friend's house using some jerry-rigged hardware (amp, directional antennas, etc). But none of that would work in this situation.
I am more of a software engineer . . . this is not my area. I am just looking for some guidance. I understand there may be multiple solutions or perhaps no solution. Any ideas would be helpful.