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Old 08-07-2006, 05:31 PM   #1
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Anyone have satellite internet? What are your likes/dislikes? I know its a bit expensive but I have not found any cable or DSL available for me.
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It flat out sucks. My dad'* friend has it (she is out in the middle of nowhere, has NO choice) and she hates it. Only a 762k connection and pays 59.99/mo and paid 250.00 for installation and the cable modem!
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That is my situatuon also. Dial-up or satellite. Price is the same too. Or can go 1M for 69.99. Does the connection go to crap when it is cloudy/rainy?
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it isn't as bad as it used to be , with needing a phone line for the return signal. If it'* your only option... beggers can't be choosers.
They do keep a close eye on the AUP. If they think you are sucking too much bandwidth, they throttle you.
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Yes it does. Even with her having a rainguard and being mounted really sturdy, when big storms come, it goes out and you do have to keep the dish clean when it snows.
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That is my situatuon also. Dial-up or satellite. Price is the same too. Or can go 1M for 69.99. Does the connection go to crap when it is cloudy/rainy?
heavy rain/very high humidity is a barrier to good signal.
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Yes it does. Even with her having a rainguard and being mounted really sturdy, when big storms come, it goes out and you do have to keep the dish clean when it snows.
the problem isn't the rain on the dish, it'* all the moisture the signal has to go through to get to you, and you out to the sat.
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normally speeds are around 400KBPS.

upload speeds are limited to 30-40kbps or so since it is going over a phone line...thats where it HURTS.
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Yeah my buddy has it out in the middle of nowhere... I went over and used it once and i was like DYING it was so slow.

He pays for a 1MB connection and I tested it on a PERFECT sunny day and they speed test said 300 mbps so..i dunno!

my opinion...its alot to pay, but if you dont have much of a choice..then hey, dont suffer with dialup!
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got home and saw a brochure from www.wildblue.com. How'* that for a coincidence. 1.5Mbps for 49.95/month. Full sat signal up and down.
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