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Re: [TowerTalk] OT: Satellite Internet

To: "Dan Bookwalter" <N8DCJ@YAHOO.COM>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] OT: Satellite Internet
From: "Bill Gillenwater" <>
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 13:18:00 -0400
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I used a DirecTV/DirecWAY internet satellite for several years. It works 
fine. It was almost DSL speed but not cable modem speed. This was 4 years 
ago, so higher speeds may be available. Beats the heck out of the old 
telephone modem hookup. I have even seen some motor homes with the DirectTV 
satellite service and they are very happy with it.  As long as you don't 
have to go through any VPN type networks (some business networks have 
multiple firewall gadgets) it will work fine. I was happy. Lived in the 
woods and on top of a mountain with not hope of cable or DSL.
73 Bill K3SV

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dan Bookwalter" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2010 1:08 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] OT: Satellite Internet

> please send any responses to my personal email ,
> I have moved to a place with no land based broadband internet availability 
> (no
> DSL or RoadRunner). Does anyone have any experience with satellite ? I am
> concerned about the latencies , the sales guy at WildBlue claims 250-500
> millisecond which i can live with , but , everywhere on the internet i see 
> it is
> more like 2000 milliseconds. I do not think i can get any wireless stuff 
> either
> as i am surrounded by tree's.
> Dan N8DCJ
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