The newest I-have-whatever-and-this-is-what-I-think thread I found was from Jan '02, so don't hate me for asking again :lol: A customer of mine got DirecWay a couple weeks ago. Not being content with his praises, I had to torture test it myself. It passed several speed tests (both PC Pitstop and DSL/Broadband Reports tests--the latter using big and small files that are nearly incompressable) with flying colors--slowest was low 900s. I also did a little surfing and downloading and remained happy. Anyway, I did a little investigating and I think I'm ready to take the plunge. This is where you come in I honestly don't know which way to go, Starband or DirecWay. I like his DW system. However, I already have Dish and I don't want to buy all new equimpent (I just bought a 501 like 8 months ago). He gets some kinda deal where he gets D* and DW for like $80something a months, so I would like to go that route if possible. How does Starband service perform compared to DW? Basically I want to get rollin' with broadband internet worthy of the name (unlike my current setup) as quickly as possible with as little up front cost as possible. Any suggestions?