satlite Internet What do you Use ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by redbone, May 15, 2008.

  1. redbone

    redbone Well-Known Member

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    Hay Guys

    I am looking to hook up to an Satlite Internet .

    Can you help me out ?

    What brand do you use .

    what is out there ?

    Can you give some names to check out .

    Redbone
     
  2. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    hughes.net its okay as long as it isnt bad weather...take a look at thier fair access policy if you download a bunch of big files
     

  3. redbone

    redbone Well-Known Member

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    Hay guys

    I for got to sad I have Diel up know an I am looking to go to High speed .

    Can any one give an list of High Speed that uses Satulite ?

    Thanks eddybo for the Info

    Redbone
     
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    esshup Well-Known Member

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    If you have a choice on satellite or something via cable, I'd go the cable route. Satellite has weather problems, and it's more $$ than a cable high speed internet. That said, my only choices are dial-up or Hughes.net. I've had Hughes for 5 years now. If you get their system, definately pay for the "warranty". Even a simple service call will cost $200.00.........

    I signed up for the warranty last month.
     
  6. James H

    James H Well-Known Member

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    I use Wildblue.
    My 2 other options are put up a tower to get wireless broadband or use a cell phone broadband.

    Overall I have had good luck with it, the biggest complaint is the lag time of pages loading.

    I started with the 1.0 Mbps then switched to 1.5Mbps and really haven't noticed the difference.

    James
     
  7. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    Have been using Starband for almost 3 years now. Very satisfied with their service. The down side is your limited to how much you can download in a 7 day period. Unless you are working with large files the limits are acceptable. I use Starbands fastest connection and the broadband phone system “Vonage” works pretty good. There is a small lag at the start but once a connection is made it works well. When the Starband contract expires am seriously considering Wildblue. Wildblue was not available at the start but is now and they are less money for the same connection speed.
     
  8. Tom in SWNY

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    I had wildblue for 18 months and went back to dial-up. Dial-up is slow but it worked better at the price than blue did.