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Rural wireless internet options?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by jimmy40, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    I have Skybeam right now that sucks, service has been out since Tuesday. Not the first time, something with their tower. they bought out a local outfit that was very good at the time. Does anyone use Dish net? Anything else?
  2. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

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    My parents had internet with Dish for a while....I think it was through Hughes? It was HORRIBLE. Slow and they constantly got shut off for dloading too much. The caps were insanely low. I'm pretty sure all the satellite services are on the same level....bad.
  3. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutan for hire; blues and southern rock Staff Member

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    Drive to Mac Dees and plug in. There is no good alternative when you live near the edge of the known universe.
  4. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    WildBlue or Exede...
  5. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    I had Wild blue years ago and any kind of weather just killed it.
  6. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    Not just that but any satellite IP has atrocious upload speeds, it is the same for Dish(Hughes) or whoever. It is the only thing out there unless you somehow get covered by a 3G or Wi-Max, but most are not.

    If you are in the middle of mountains it sux to be you.
  7. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    much worse than mountains, I'm in the middle of Aggies.
  8. TheKey

    TheKey Faster than Felix

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    Tether your smart phone?
  9. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    I formerly worked for a company that was a reseller of WildBlue...

    Sounds like your dish wasn't aligned correctly...

    I had WildBlue for 3 years and while it wasn't perfect, weather was not an issue...
  10. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    I have been through this problem and the best That I found came from my cell phone provider. Much faster and it ran the signal through the cell towers. Check your cell provider.
  11. 1fisher

    1fisher Active Member

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    WildBlue and Hughesnet both suck. I've had them both and will never pay for that garbage again.

    Got a JetPak from Verizon with 4G speed and haven't looked back. And yes... I live in a very rural part of the country (just the way I like it!)

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