We were losing signal daily, and sometimes several time daily. Other times.
we''d go a long while with good signals. Very inconsistent.
That said, you never know what equipment and when/where upgrades are taking
place. Should be relatively consistent and mine was not, but that was a few
years back. Might be better now.
Pipe Creek, Texas
Green cars, slow boats, big dogs, old trucks, little radios, and summers off
On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 7:01 PM, John - K4WJ <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:
> 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,
> 73..de John/K4WJ
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dan Bookwalter" <email@example.com>
> To: <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
> > (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
> > 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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