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    Satellite Internet

    Looking to switch to Direct TV and the TV, Phone internet bundle. I'm a little uneasy with the satellite internet. Storms and reliability? Anyone have this. Thanks in advance



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    Sorry wrong forum



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    Re: Satellite Internet

    [quote=IceCyIce;2560262]Sorry wrong fnm



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    Re: Satellite Internet

    We have WildBlue back home... horrible internet with extremely high prices. I have no idea about DirecTV. I hate our internet back home. They overloaded the satellite so its it runs 1 mbps if we're lucky. Its our only option out in the boonies.



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    Re: Satellite Internet

    The bundled stuff is typically DSL which is decent. Actual 2-way satellite internet (HughesNet) is a little more problematic has more upfront costs and you won't get the same speeds you will with DSL.



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    Re: Satellite Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Broodwich View Post
    The bundled stuff is typically DSL which is decent. Actual 2-way satellite internet (HughesNet) is a little more problematic has more upfront costs and you won't get the same speeds you will with DSL.
    I have had WildBlue with DTV for 8 months. DTV isn't bad unless storms are bad. Been a customer since '95. WildBlue is not great. Have the best pkg available and still occaisionally get warned about too much bandwidth usage. Lose internet when it rains,when it's windy, sometimes when it's cloudy. Will sometimes not stream or download at all and if it is working it is marginally better than dial-up.Every single day the connection will inexplicably fail and you'll lose whatever site you're on. It will tell you a cable is disconnected,then connected,then disconnected....That usually goes on for 5-15 minutes and happens at least once a day. Audio does better than video, I can't watch CloneZone, but can listen. It is also too expensive,but not terrible,just feel like it should be better for what you pay.


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