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    help with wildblue internet

    My in-laws live out in the country and are on dialup, but have been looking at the wildblue satellite. Does anyone have this, and do they like it?

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    Re: help with wildblue internet

    I was checking into it when I was getting my Directv. All I really know is that it's expensive. I wanna say something like $70 to $90 per month.



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    Re: help with wildblue internet

    I don't have access to even dial-up since there is no telephone service where I live. I use the Starband satellite system and am happy with it. There are a number of modem options and the faster the speed the more expensive the cost.



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    Re: help with wildblue internet

    Dial-up is too slow for my wife's accounting business and telecommuting needs, so we have the highest speed WildBlue offers: 1.5 Mbps download (max) at $80/mo. There is no other Internet access option or I would jump on it. WildBlue severely limits access during busy times; for example, we have virtually zero Internet access from noon to 7 pm every day. If you can live with that, then go for it. BTW there is a $400 or so initial connection charge.



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    Re: help with wildblue internet

    Not that I have experience with it, but if I already had DirecTV and no other options I'd probably go with HughesNet, DirecTV's internet counterpart. From what they advertise anyway it's supposed to be very fast and reliable.


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    Re: help with wildblue internet

    We have had it for about 9 months and are very pleased. We went with the second fastest option and, while it's not quite as fast as dsl, it is still very good. Wild Blue is a very fast-growing company and I would recommend it over Hughes because of a lot of negative feedback I received from people who USED to be with Hughes (unreliable service, viruses, etc).



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