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by Islander / October 8, 2005 9:33 PM PDT

Rainouts, sunspots, latency, $$ what else do I need to know about? I'm to far in the boonies for DSL, cable is only TV and I'm aging faster than normal waiting for dialup.
I have satellite TV for years now and it is 99% dependable. Tell me why I should not get satellite internet or why I should.
tia

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Everything you ever wondered about satellite internet
by sheilakmcd / October 11, 2005 9:34 PM PDT
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thanks
by Islander / October 12, 2005 10:03 AM PDT

Installation will be tomorrow

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Installed
by Islander / October 14, 2005 10:17 AM PDT
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Download Speed: 477 kbps (59.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 95 kbps (11.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
It may not be lightning fast but it's a thrill to me.

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satellite subscriber
by andrewvieau / October 14, 2005 12:18 PM PDT
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I have starband 2 way satelite. I finally, after 5 monthes got those idiots to get my service right thanks to lucy in tech support. She was the only one who knew I was not hitting the right spot on the satellite and moved me to another cluster. Starband uses a single beam whereas wildblue uses 30. 700 dollars later I realized I should have waited a few more monthes for a Wildblue distributer to open in my neck of the woods. If all possible go for wildblue. b I will say once I got things corrected Starband is great too. For the money you are better off with Wildblue... better upload speed and the initial cost of equipment is cheaper....go for it if you do alot of downloading!!!

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CDN version
by Islander / October 14, 2005 9:29 PM PDT
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I believe I have the Canadian version of WB. KA band telesat

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same boat
by fhh3fhh3 / October 21, 2005 7:22 PM PDT
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I'm in the same boat as you. (Live in the boonies, etc..) Have been using Direcway for about a year now & even though I think it's to pricey, it works pretty well. No major problems other than a few outages that you will probably able to live with. If you can afford it, go for it.

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