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#21 OFFLINE   peds48

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:49 PM

Satellite internet has come a long way, yeah there are caps but you can get as many as 40GB with Hughesnet. 15 down and 2 up is not that bad and the latency has improved greatly. Some of you may be talking of the days of old Hughesnet and old Wildblue. Majority of people do not use 100 GB monthly I have read somewhere that the average household uses between 15-18 GB monthly.


according to the link below, the US uses an average of 52GB per month, and this number keeps rising as more cloud services and streaming service becomes available

http://techcrunch.co...up-120-percent/


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#22 OFFLINE   damondlt

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:51 PM

according to the link below, the US uses an average of 52GB per month, and this number keeps rising as more cloud services and streaming service becomes available

http://techcrunch.co...up-120-percent/


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Yea I agree with this. Cause like I said, we are not big movie streamers and I can burn 100 GB per month No problem.

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#23 OFFLINE   peds48

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:57 PM

Since we are limited when we are "on the go" (cellphones), My home internet is the least place I want to feel limited as well
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#24 OFFLINE   damondlt

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:05 PM

Since we are limited when we are "on the go" (cellphones), My home internet is the least place I want to feel limited as well

Well if I'm going to pay $120 a month for satellite internet, they sure as hell are not going to tell me I'm only aloud 40GB. :rolling:

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:27 PM

Their overhead(per customer) is much higher than DSL/cable providers, so it's no surprise they cost more.  Not to mention marketing to customers with no other option.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:35 PM

. Not to mention marketing to customers with no other option.


Not sure what kind of marketing you are referring to. Here in NY we have a set of islands that used to be served by Verizon DSL until Sandy destroyed their infrastructure there, they have decided to "let it go" and provide a wireless option instead for phone and internet. HugesNet have made a killing over there with their advertisements "all over the place" (ferry, radio, brochures, posters) and exede has done nothing.
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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:39 PM

Not sure what kind of marketing you are referring to. Here in NY we have a set of islands that used to be served by Verizon DSL until Sandy destroyed their infrastructure there, they have decided to "let it go" and provide a wireless option instead for phone and internet. HugesNet have made a killing over there with their advertisements "all over the place" (ferry, radio, brochures, posters) and exede has done nothing.

That marketting exactly.  You have a wireless option or hughesnet.  I guess by "no other option" I could've said, "very limited options".


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 09:40 PM

I recently had a chance to play around with an Excede setup, I thought it worked quite well.  If its all you can get, limits or not, it is great to have access to this.  I did two speed tests, 17.30/5.20 932ms ping and 16.58/5.18 832ms ping.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 10:24 PM

I recently had a chance to play around with an Excede setup, I thought it worked quite well.  If its all you can get, limits or not, it is great to have access to this.  I did two speed tests, 17.30/5.20 932ms ping and 16.58/5.18 832ms ping.

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 05:14 AM

I'd rather have it than dialup. And the middle of the night period that doesn't count towards your caps are meant to be used to schedule updates so that downloading security updates do not count towards your limit.

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 07:22 AM

If DSL is too slow for you, switch to AT&T Uverse internet only.  I went from 6mbps DSL to 12mbps with Uverse and it does the job I need it to do.  I stream Netflix all the time with no problems, and I don't go over the cap.  I don't download movies from D*. .   UVerse can go as high as 24mbps.  The only problem I have with UVerse is that I'm constantly getting bombarded with AT&T offers for Uverse TV, by mail and sometimes email.  

 

But I'm very happy with my 12mbps actual 11.5mbps Uverse internet.


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Posted 14 June 2013 - 08:51 AM

Here is a link to the Wildblue/Excede Forum you can read what actual customers are saying.

 

http://www.wildbluew...9e0433847a598cd

 

I do some Excede installs but don't have it. I prefer my 4mb DSL. Its a shame what rural customers have to put up with just to get some internet service. Sixty bucks a month for 4mb, if I moved to the big city that price would drop. Mine is reliable and there is no rain fade.


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Posted 14 June 2013 - 11:16 AM

Here is a link to the Wildblue/Excede Forum you can read what actual customers are saying.
 
http://www.wildbluew...9e0433847a598cd

I see a lot of complaints, A LOT!

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 11:58 AM

I see a lot of complaints, A LOT!

 

We both know that's what forums are for, you have your fair share about DirecTv. ;)


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Posted 14 June 2013 - 12:14 PM

If DSL is too slow for you, switch to AT&T Uverse internet only.  I went from 6mbps DSL to 12mbps with Uverse and it does the job I need it to do.  I stream Netflix all the time with no problems, and I don't go over the cap.  I don't download movies from D*. .   UVerse can go as high as 24mbps.  The only problem I have with UVerse is that I'm constantly getting bombarded with AT&T offers for Uverse TV, by mail and sometimes email.  

 

But I'm very happy with my 12mbps actual 11.5mbps Uverse internet.

 

U-verse can also go below 3 MBps; depends on what pipeline there is from a hub. Some is optical, some is POT lines, some are combos. 


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Posted 14 June 2013 - 12:30 PM

We both know that's what forums are for, you have your fair share about DirecTv. ;)

Yep but there is nothing but complaints over there.
Most of them about Rain fade, and Data usage.

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 06:01 PM

If DSL is too slow for you, switch to AT&T Uverse internet only.


Easy for you to say, but at my address -- which is within the city of Los Angeles -- AT&T's maximum offering is 1.5MBps DSL, and I know from experience that it actually maxes out at about 700kBps here. My only realistic option for actual high-speed Internet is Time Warner Cable.
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Posted 14 June 2013 - 06:05 PM

Easy for you to say, but at my address -- which is within the city of Los Angeles -- AT&T's maximum offering is 1.5MBps DSL, and I know from experience that it actually maxes out at about 700kBps here. My only realistic option for actual high-speed Internet is Time Warner Cable.

Cable is faster and cheaper then Wild Blue.

 

I can get 50 MBPS for $20 less then Wild blue 15 mbps and have a 500GB per month vs 25 GB


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Posted 14 June 2013 - 06:52 PM

Thanks, guys!

 

I was just looking into the possibilty, as I could get the bundle price with my DirecTV account. 

 

The data caps would be a problem.  Right now I have 6Mb DSL, and no data cap.  I've just been having a lot of problems with the line.  They are installing the infrastructure for12 Mb in my area, but I am 1.6 miles from the demark box and they tell me that;s too far for 12Mb.  I do have access to mediacom cable, but having worked for Turner Broadcasting for years, I don't want anything to do with a cable company ever again.  <grin>

 

They're coming out tomorrow to test my line.  Maybe they'll fix it and this will all become moot.

 

Thanks!

 

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 07:23 PM

As much as you hate cable internet that is by far a way better option than Exede
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