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Topic: OT: Satellite Internet was: Re: +reading list w/ gmail (7 msgs / 174 lines)
1) From: Dean
$90 for sat?
I'm also in the weeds, central Iowa.  I switched over from a low-class 
dialup to Wildblue last spring.  Speed has been great unless the weather 
is bad (then nada, but that's not too often). A few annoying problems 
now and then......
I was paying about $20 for account+access, and had a separate line to 
the modem, that was another $20-25 with all the b.s. taxes and fees.  
Satellite is only $50, so I figure the extra 512K/sec costs me less than 
$10/mo.  I'm worth it. But you do have to pay $300-400 for the 
installation and equipment.
www.wildblue.com
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2) From: Sandra Andina
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Depending on what TV packages you choose (especially HD, or network  
coastal feeds if you are way out in the boonies), and how many  
receivers, satellite can easily exceed $100/mo.--they occasionally  
take pity and charge very little extra for sat internet as part of the  
package.  But we almost never go to the movies or rent DVDs any more-- 
no parking hassles or insane concession charges either. And we live in  
a big city. (We get cable internet, though, as it's more reliable and  
faster and part of our backup TV package).
On Jan 2, 2008, at 9:34 AM, Dean wrote:
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Sandy Andina
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Depending on what TV packages =
you choose (especially HD, or network coastal feeds if you are way out =
in the boonies), and how many receivers, satellite can easily exceed =
$100/mo.--they occasionally take pity and charge very little extra for =
sat internet as part of the package.  But we almost never go to the =
movies or rent DVDs any more--no parking hassles or insane concession =
charges either. And we live in a big city. (We get cable internet, =
though, as it's more reliable and faster and part of our backup TV =
package).
On Jan 2, 2008, at 9:34 AM, Dean wrote:
$90 for = sat? I'm also in the weeds, central Iowa.  I switched over = from a low-class dialup to Wildblue last spring.  Speed has been = great unless the weather is bad (then nada, but that's not too often). A = few annoying problems now and then...... I was paying about $20 = for account+access, and had a separate line to the modem, that was = another $20-25 with all the b.s. taxes and fees.  Satellite is only = $50, so I figure the extra 512K/sec costs me less than $10/mo.  I'm = worth it. But you do have to pay $300-400 for the installation and = equipment. www.wildblue.com Paul = Helbert wrote: We are in the boonies with = dial-up internet our only option (ninety dollars per month for satellite = is not an option) and even that isn't working like it should. ISP says = the problem is the phone company. Actual speed here is about 1 KB/s when = it's working which is less than ten per cent of the = time. h= omeroast mailing = listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo = change your personal list settings (digest options, vacations, = unsvbscribes) go to =http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings= Sandy Andinawww.myspace.com/sandyandina = --Apple-Mail-14--178340370--

3) From: Dean
I think that would be my other sat service--Dish Network, and yes, it 
can get pretty spendy.
I was referring to the perception from the OP that satellite Internet 
access was that high in his area.  Wildblue opened up a new bird last 
spring. Before that they were not taking on new subscribers (for several 
months, at least).  Really, a good option 95% of the time for those of 
us who's too far in the weeds for cable or DSL and pockets not deep 
enough for our own DS3.
Dean
Knowing full well this ain't about coffee and I should shut up now and 
roast......
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4) From: Treshell
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The gov has grants for the sticks.  I pay $30 a month.  I live in a place
not on most maps, about 30 miles from Cody Wyoming and have DSL faster then
most big cities.  When we moved here 7 years ago the phone co got a grant
for the DSL only for really tiny areas.  You might try that sort of search.
treshell

5) From: Rich
treshell, the rest of us are paying for that "grant" on our phone bill. 
  It is to allow phoncos to provide internet to schools and Wyoming, as 
a state, has availed themselves of the $$$.  Most phonecos are not 
interested in the rural business, just like the cable companies.  You 
can look for local wireless internet providers, most do not advertise so 
it does take looking for them.
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6) From: gin
my satellite in Oregon was great and much faster then dsl...
g
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7) From: Dave Ehrenkranz
Not true for me. Satellite Hughes (originally DirecWay) was lots  
slower then DSL (especially on the upload side), cost twice as much  
as DSL, and went down far more often. About a year ago we were  
finally able to get DSL and we are VERY pleased.
dave
On Jan 4, 2008, at 12:09 PM, gin wrote:
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