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Re: [TowerTalk] OT: Satellite Internet

To: "Dan Bookwalter" <N8DCJ@YAHOO.COM>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] OT: Satellite Internet
From: John - K4WJ <>
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 20:01:13 -0400
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I now live in a rural area where cable TV is not available and my local 
phone company, AT&T, has not upgraded the facilities to allow DSL. I would 
switch to DSL in a heartbeat if it was available.

I've been using Wild Blue for a little over two years. It is Okay. Dealing 
with their agents was disappointing. I say "was" because I don't bother 
calling them anymore. The only reason I will call them is when I lose the 
satellite signal and we don't have bad weather here. That happened once in 
the last two years and I was told that the head-end had a very bad storm. 
The satellite signal was not lost very long before it was restored. I would 
say it was restored in 15 minutes or less.

Good luck with your choice, John/K4WJ

----- 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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