Direct TV fixed wireless Broadband

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Bedford11, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. Bedford11

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    Does 12 towers and repeater sites seem like the correct amount to cover the typical county to you guys/girls?

    If so, this is going to go very swiftly in 2017 over the country, go back and look at previous post in this thread, there are State after state that will be installing fixed wireless in 2017, combine that with the new DirecTV Now online TV service, there will be people losing the crappy internet satellite dish all over the country.


    http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news04/wireless-internet-provider-nearing-completion-of-harrisville-area-expansion-20161120

    58 bucks a month for unlimited 25 meg. service, not too shabby.
    https://mynorthcountrybroadband.com/canigetservice/
     
  2. bcltoys

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    We will just have to wait and see.
     
  3. chances14

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    what's a typical county? counties vary widely by size and geography. that's like saying you want standard tires for your car ;)

    we'll see what happens in 2017 but just because there is fixed wireless being installed in these states doesn't mean a large portion of that state will be covered. most fixed wireless providers are very localized only covering a small region of a particular state.

    and like i said before, just because a wisp comes in doesn't mean your internet issues are gone. a key to a good wisp is how they handle network upgrades down the road when they inevitably max out their bandwidth
     
  4. skoolpsyk

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    lol, I recently emailed our provider to see how much it would cost to increase our speed and here was the reply:

    [SIZE=11pt]Services are:[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=11pt]1 Mb $35.00 a month $350.00 a year[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=11pt]2 Mb $50.00 a month $500.00 a year[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=11pt]3 Mb $80.00 a month $800.00 a year[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=11pt]5 Mb $135.00 a month $1350.00 a year[/SIZE]
     
  5. mcl77

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    that's great.
    My town has 20 poles scattered around the town I think.
    They are planning on upgrading to this type of speed by March.
    Currently the fastest they offer is 8mbps.
    But have said the current system is capable of 52 mbps.

    They want to get the system working correctly to every home first I guess
     
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    Bedford11

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    Bedford11

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    Just as we suspected

    "Skinny bundles are the future because “there are too many shitty networks that have to go away,” and pared-down packages of streaming cable channels would wipe them out"
    "Over time, it may be strategic for Time Warner to own the ”end-to-end user experience”
    Link
    Turner CEO: It’s Time For ‘Shitty Networks’ To Die
     
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    chances14

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    skinny bundles may be the future, but that doesn't mean you will end up paying less than you do now
     
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    CTJon

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    Heard the promise of skinny bundles and get only what you want before - when Sirius and XM wanted to merge that was the promise along with lower costs. I think they ended up with 2 bundles and costs were lower for maybe a year but then went up and fees added.
    We will really never pay less for stuff we really want
     
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    chances14

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    money has been pouring in for decades. If the USF was used properly and not just pocketed by the big coporations, most rural areas would already be connected
     
  12. Bedford11

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    The rush is on to bring high speed internet to rural homes via Fixed Wireless were services like streaming DirectTV Now and the below are going to be in big big demand.
    Amazon and Apple have theirs, AT&T will have to match. These digital assistants are really turning into amazing devices, control your media/TV and everything else around the home.

    Google Home launches support for WebMD, Quora, Domino’s, and dozens more
     
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    bcltoys

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    Pretty quiet around this thread.
     
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    tadam

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    Just another hope of getting a good rural internet down the tubes. I was told a year ago that AT&T would be advertising this last winter in SW Michigan for this service but it appears that it is just another pipe dream. On top of that, I just learned that Hughes Net lastest offering for the new bird (Gen 5) will only be 50 GB/mo with 25 MB download speeds ($120). Looks like I will be able to watch a total of 5 HD movies and my allotment will be shot.
     
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    chances14

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    bedford has gone silent
     
  17. bcltoys

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    I think all these companies will proly find out in the real world 5g is only practical for 100 or 200 feet if that. People out in the sticks will never see this.
     
  18. slice1900

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    Where do you get that crazy idea? You think you know more about it than all the companies sinking billions into 5G? How exactly do you figure satellite is fine sending signals from over 22,000 miles away, but 5G will be limited to 200 feet?
     
  19. bcltoys

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    Wild ass guess. Will see how close I am.Most trials so far are only getting line of site or near line of site ,that in its self is pretty limiting.
     
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  20. chances14

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    looks like at&t is starting to roll out their fixed wireless to the public in Georgia

    AT&T’s First Wave of Fixed Wireless Debuts in Georgia

    can't find pricing for it anywhere though other than price to buy more data if you go over your cap
     

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