OK, I'm a bit behind. Sorry.
John, where are you at? There may be some WISPs in the area (the industry
is surprisingly large) that can help you.
We've normally got speeds and reliability far and above the sat. services.
Hit me off list with an address and I'll post it to a list of my peers.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Goins" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "John - K4WJ" <email@example.com>
Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Dan Bookwalter" <N8DCJ@yahoo.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2010 5:07 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] OT: Satellite Internet
> We were losing signal daily, and sometimes several time daily. Other
> we''d go a long while with good signals. Very inconsistent.
> That said, you never know what equipment and when/where upgrades are
> place. Should be relatively consistent and mine was not, but that was a
> years back. Might be better now.
> Mike, k5wmg
> Pipe Creek, Texas
> Green cars, slow boats, big dogs, old trucks, little radios, and summers
> to write
> On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 7:01 PM, John - K4WJ
>> 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
>> 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.
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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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