HughesNet Satellite Internet
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3718) 9 years ago
I'm on WildBlue now but Hughesnet's new plan looks like it might be a better deal for me. My only concern is that I don't know anyone that uses them. Anyone have experience with this company? It's not a high bar to put them equivalent with WildBlue.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4454) 9 years ago
Isn't DirecTV a Hughesnet corporation? I thought WildBlue was the service offered by DirecTV.
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Posted by Steve Sullivan (+1388) 9 years ago
Hey Cuz

You remember I work for DTV? Well, I get a lot of calls from folks that are really unhappy with either of those providers. Is sat internet your only option?
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Posted by David Schott (+17424) 9 years ago
Steve, you might've considered disclosing your relationship with DirecTV when you posted this:

http://milescity.com/foru...674#274767

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Posted by Tim Wagoner (+765) 9 years ago
Satellite internet works but it has a lag during the initial contacts to websites. Gaming stinks on them. The signal has to go to the satellite then back to earth then to the correct server, then back. Latency is bad.

Hughes pioneered satellite technology. They were 1st, but they are all about the same. In rural areas where regular dsl or cable internet can't be had they out perform dialup.
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3718) 9 years ago
Yes, satellite is currently my only option. Pretty much no one has satellite if there is another option hehe. I've had WildBlue for nearly 4 years now and it is horrible but better than nothing.
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+10031) 9 years ago
We've had Hughes Net for around 3 years now. It's okay. There aren't a lot of options here - it seems to be the best of what there is to choose from. On the whole, the service is pretty reliable as far as things go in the Bush.
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Posted by Cindy Stalcup (+591) 9 years ago
We use two sources to ensure reliable internet for office work - a DSL line trenched in from the highway and Hughes Net satellite receiver. We had WildBlue but switched to HughesNet last Spring. It seems to be more dependable. Both satellite services have limitations on bandwidth.

For satellite television we have always subscribed to DirecTv.

Now the cool thing we have is a Verizon 3G gizmo that connects to the DSL and grabs the non-data cell signal and combines them & distributes a wireless 3G signal-so we can use our smart phones. I do think it requires a DSL line.
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