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,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Bookwalter" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2010 1:08 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] OT: Satellite Internet
> please send any responses to my personal email , email@example.com
> I have moved to a place with no land based broadband internet availability
> 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
> as i am surrounded by tree's.
> Dan N8DCJ
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