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Broadband via satelite?

by qvideo / June 3, 2004 12:56 AM PDT

I'm getting way-tired of waiting for DSL or cable to reach me here (in rural northern NJ) Is there another way to get a fast connection? I've heard internet by satelite is possible but not great.

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Re:Broadband via satelite?
by WiBrid / June 4, 2004 8:50 AM PDT

I know how you feel as I had to wait 22 months for DSL/Cable to reach where I live. Prior to that I had Satellite internet, and the only thing that it was good for was large downloads, and you can forget on-line gaming due to latency. My advice, go satellite for now (if you've got the fundage). IMO ANYTHING is better than dial-up.

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Re:Broadband via satelite?
by ereedks / June 25, 2004 6:25 PM PDT

Maybe, maybe not. My instructor in 2000 Pro/Server class tried satellite. He had a one year contract, and a total of six times in that year did he get his "guaranteed" speed of around 300 kbps. On a cloudy, rainy day, he said it was SLOWER than dial-up. Before you get it, consider is it worth the cost? Are you willing to spend the money they charge for satellite for a few days of decent speed? I would suggest you check with other people in your area and see if you can find others using satellite. See if they think it is worth it.

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Re: Broadband via satelite?
by sbandy / October 14, 2004 4:33 AM PDT

Run as fast as you can the other way from satellite broadband. I'm in rural Texas and DirecWay was my only choice. It only took 4.5 months, 3 companies, and about 38 hours on the phone with tech support just to be able to surf the internet. I still cannot get to https secure sites and have done all the DirecWay and user forum troubleshooting. I'm glad I didn't terminate my dialup access.

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