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DIALUP is driving me crazy ; I’ve been waiting hoping DSL or cable would come but nope. I’m getting desperate, do remember seeing that satellite internet on tv then was bought by HughesNet.

Price seems high like $299 (after the $200 rebate) for the install then $59 monthly, Anyone here got it? What you guys think of it?
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never tried it or used it, but I would assume it would be just like having Sat TV, Signal would depend on the Weather.
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I think it's overpriced for the speed it offers IMO. I've used it before, and it was the equivalent of a mid-speed DSL connection.

And the upload is poo.
    
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I'm in the same "bad luck" as you, dsl and cable are not available in my area, so were being "forced" to get satellite with HughesNet also. Ive did a lot of research on satellite internet and from what Ive came up with, its not made for gaming because of the high pings(latency) because of the distance (satellite to satellite).
Also there is a thing called "***" which limits how much you can dl in a certain amount of time. I recommend you read up on that on the HughesNet site, so you don't get "fapped"
A good site I recommend you read up on is HughesNet on dslreports.com forum they answer a lot of questions you might have and some you never would have thought about

But if you tired of dial-up, as I am, I recommend you get satellite internet, and if you get it soon, tell me how it goes
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I preffer some hard physical cable, because has the other guy said, weather affects it, if anything goes wrong with a satellite, you won't have internet. The best to get is all these commercials that shows the cable for cheap, I got mine at RCN but I think AT&T is better.
    
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