The outage of 2009-07-01/2009-07-02

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Re: The outage of 2009-07-01/2009-07-02

Postby JRMILLER » Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:41 pm

Carl: thanks for your alertness -- 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.

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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Re: The outage of 2009-07-01/2009-07-02

Postby crfriend » Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:51 pm

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.

Now there's a good way to make a body jealous.

I installed Hughes and extensively tested it. Their download speeds are good, but their upload speeds are no faster than a telephone modem.

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.
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Re: The outage of 2009-07-01/2009-07-02

Postby Since1982 » Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:56 pm

Thanks John, I hardly ever upload anything, I mostly do a lot of downloading. So it's perfect for me at about half the price of AT&T. :alien:
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Re: The outage of 2009-07-01/2009-07-02

Postby r.m.anderson » Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:20 pm

Strange bed fellows!

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
deserted island.

Ah..... the silence of it all! Smell the napalm.

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I DID NOT PULL THE PLUG THAT CAUSED YOUR OUTAGE!

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