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Hopper connected via broadband vs. phone line


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#1 OFFLINE   Lammo

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 12:45 AM

Hello.  I'm uprgrading to the Hopper from a nearly 10 year old 522 tomorrow.  The 522 is connected to our landline and, in fact, is just about the only reason we still have the line.  I believe the Hopper can make the required connection over broadband.  We live out where the busses don't run so our broadband is through a Verizon Wireless 4GLTE modem and router.  Our plan has a 10 GB per month usage cap and they charge through the nose for any overage.  We ordinarily use between 4 and 6 GB each month.  My concern is that I can't determine whether putting the Hopper on the broadband will bump us up over the cap.  Any ideas/suggestions/input will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

 

Mark


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#2 ONLINE   sregener

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 05:27 AM

As long as you don't use on-demand streaming video through the Hopper, I don't think you'd be close.  Almost everything comes through the satellite, with just a little "location check" code sent out via ethernet.



#3 OFFLINE   david_jr

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 08:04 AM

I have to say you will be taking a major step up in tech.  I think you will be very pleased.



#4 OFFLINE   Lammo

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 11:46 AM

As long as you don't use on-demand streaming video through the Hopper, I don't think you'd be close.  Almost everything comes through the satellite, with just a little "location check" code sent out via ethernet.

 

Thanks for the help.  Went with the broadband for now.  Will keep an eye on the usage.  Don't plan to use much if any on-demand so we should be ok.


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#5 OFFLINE   Lammo

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 11:47 AM

I have to say you will be taking a major step up in tech.  I think you will be very pleased.

 

True that.  My 60 inch plasma actually looks like and HDTV at long last.


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