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#41 OFFLINE   satinstallerguy

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 08:08 PM

Agree with PEDS....

 

Sateliite Internet Service is last option......     Cable company internet is often bundled if the company in the area is affiliated with Directv bundling.       DSL is kinda lousy especially if you are far away from the the main box.         Check out some of the 4g internet providers in the area.    Some have speeds well above DSL............         

 

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#42 OFFLINE   mrdbdigital

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:59 PM

The 4G companies down here have really low data caps for a lot more than I'm paying for DSL.  They came out today and gave me a new wireless modem, and that has made things better.  They claim all the old sagecom 4300 modems are crap and they are swapping them out whenever they come out on a service call.  This is Windstream. BTW.  The tech also told me they are starting to install the new 12/24 DSL hardware, and they are installing the new system that uses multiple wire pairs to increase the distance you can go with the service.  He said in my case I would be able to get 2 6Mb signals on 2 pairs and the new modem would put it back together to make 12Mb, which will work quite a bit further than the distance I am from my subscriber card down the road.

 

So, things are looking up.

 

Thanks for listening and for the great advice!

 

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#43 OFFLINE   ZandarKoad

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 06:39 PM

You may want to look into establishing a wifi link using a parabolic cantenna combo with a friendly neighbor within range who's got access to the 100 Mbs internet. Split the monthly bill.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:48 AM

I'm considering the purchase of piece of property that certainly does not have cable service, and while it does have DSL available, the phone company (CenturyLink) has already told me that the BEST they can offer for that address is only 1.5 Mbps.  So when they say that's the best they can offer, reality is that it will probably be half that!  That leaves satellite internet as my only option.  Aside from the data cap issues, which I do understand, are there any other real serious reasons not to consider satellite? 



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:40 PM

I'm considering the purchase of piece of property that certainly does not have cable service, and while it does have DSL available, the phone company (CenturyLink) has already told me that the BEST they can offer for that address is only 1.5 Mbps. So when they say that's the best they can offer, reality is that it will probably be half that! That leaves satellite internet as my only option. Aside from the data cap issues, which I do understand, are there any other real serious reasons not to consider satellite?


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