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Offline Ochotona

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Satellite Internet
« on: July 07, 2013, 09:35:10 AM »
I don't know if anybody else is stuck in an infrastructure backwater like me and forced to use or consider satellite ISP's.  If you are I thought I'd let you know I just switched from Wild Blue to Dish Net and the speeds are greatly improved.  I really noticed it uploading shots to flickr this morning, probably 4-5X faste!  They adverstise 4G speeds and I'd say that's accurate.

Offline Doodle

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Re: Satellite Internet
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2013, 09:49:55 AM »
Dish net huh?  I have a good friend that live out in the country and gets no good internet at all. He is using one of those USB phone things that gives him "half fast" (polite version) speeds. 
I wonder if that works well here?
I will tell him about it for sure.
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Offline Ochotona

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Re: Satellite Internet
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2013, 10:00:03 AM »
Dish net huh?  I have a good friend that live out in the country and gets no good internet at all. He is using one of those USB phone things that gives him "half fast" (polite version) speeds. 
I wonder if that works well here?
I will tell him about it for sure.

Oh, I should have mentioned, my installer told me Dish Net bought out Hughes Net.  Hughes is still offered under it's own name but the technology is the same and if you're a Dish Network TV subscriber the pricing is more attractive under the Dish Net name.

Offline Adondo

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Re: Satellite Internet
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2013, 01:41:38 PM »
A lot of RV'ers use Hughes/Dish net. That's about the only way to get internet on the road, other than occasional (and often crappy) WiFi at RV parks. Look for dishes on the roofs of big motorhomes. The RV version is a crank-up type that folds down for travel.

From everyone I've talked to that use it, it seems to be a good service. I use my cell phone with an Android tethering app myself, but that's out of the question in the deep woods.  :P But, with Hughes Net, all you have to have is a view of the sky, and you're in.