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DirecTV Internet + TV Service

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by mrdbdigital, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. satinstallerguy

    satinstallerguy Member

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    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............

    Best of Luck,

    SIG
     
  2. mrdbdigital

    mrdbdigital AllStar

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    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!

    Dave
     
  3. ZandarKoad

    ZandarKoad Mentor

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    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.
     
  4. MurphieNB

    MurphieNB Cool Member

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    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?
     
  5. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    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?


    If you like to play online multiplayer games on game consoles, you wont be able to do it with internet satellite due to its latency
     

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