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Well im still trying to help a friend choose an ISP that'll work well for where he lives. Cable internet is not an option, as our city has yet to Lay fiber optic cable out in the sticks. I talked with USA Digital, and they told me where he currently lives they could set him up with Satellite Internet with 3 Mgs download and 387 Kps upload for 20$ monthly with a 30$ installation charge. He wants to do gaming on his PC but i really dont see another option.
Opinions on this matter?

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( Unless theres any way to share my internet with him from 1 mile away smile.gif )
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post #2 of 12
Try checking with your phone company,maybe they have a dsl package.If they don't then satellite is the only option,other then that dial up that is.

3mgs? I hope you meant 3 mbps,if you didn't thats awfully slow.
Edited by Fishinfan - 2/26/13 at 4:52pm
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post #3 of 12
gaming on satelitte is pretty bad, if they don't offer at least a dsl service your friend may have a poor gaming experience.
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Satellite internet was never designed for gaming. The latency/ping is high its ridiculous. I average between 700-1000ms ping.
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post #5 of 12
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Yes 3 mbps on download. Im uncertain if dsl is available where his lives, but one other option was Verizon Hot spot but that has capped data
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cellular will be miles ahead of satellite but still not the greatest for latency. dsl service would be ideal, then cellular.
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What ISP provides dsl 1 to 2 miles outside city limits?
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post #8 of 12
Look into the satellite properly too, and they also have data caps. Quite stingy ones too.
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This sucks smile.gif
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Rural Wireless Internet


http://www.broadbandblue.com/zip-code-results
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