Skip: I installed Hughes and extensively tested it. Their download speeds are good, but their upload speeds are no faster than a telephone modem. They advertise it as being much faster, but their advertising is deceptive. I can't recommend them if you need to upload anything substantial.
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Now there's a good way to make a body jealous.JRMILLER wrote:I was on the Chesapeake Bay at the time and cut-off from the Internet cause I was too far away for my Verizon G3 card to function.
There's also the issue of latency in the connection. I do a lot of command-line work and the pain of waiting for each keystroke to reach orbit and come back (twice) is too painful to contemplate. It's not too bad if you're doing mostly downloads and don't care about the latency, but where one wants and expects interactivity satellite is out except in case of emergency or inaccessibility.I installed Hughes and extensively tested it. Their download speeds are good, but their upload speeds are no faster than a telephone modem.
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I have Qwest for landline phone and DSL internet service.
I have DirecTV bundled with Qwest.
And I have Verizon basic Cell phone service.
I will never subscribe to Comcast again!
All Comcast does is continually raise rates and drop channels - never giving its
existing customers a break!
All work fine by themselves but combine any of them and 'twain shall never meet'!
I am not a bit worried about Dead or Drop Zones - I just do not ask my provider
to give me service 20,000 leagues out at sea or 20 feet under for that fact.
But one of these days I would expect that it will all come together and work
better than Dick Tracy's wrist/radio/tv watch.
Actually I do like a good crash to get back to the old way of doing things "Manually"
to restore lost unused skills and survive better than hollywood celebrities on a lost
Ah..... the silence of it all! Smell the napalm.
I DID NOT PULL THE PLUG THAT CAUSED YOUR OUTAGE!
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !