I have looked into satellite. Shortly after the rollout of Starband two-way internet, the local Rat Shack had a demonstration computer system connected to the Starband system. I test drove it, wasn't too impressed, but then again, that was the early days of two-way internet. The price wasn't persuasive enough either, matter of fact, it was more than I would pay for an always on connection, then there was the matter of the expensive lease on an expensive modem, and the expensive installation. (they won't allow customers to do self-installs).
I'm anticipating the release of Wildblue sometime next year. They're boasting lower prices and faster connections than Starband, but, time will tell.
posted on 12/13/2004 11:15:04 AM PST
(Congratulations President-Re-Elect George W. Bush!)
Yeah, I looked into satellite myself before I had other options, and I wasn't impressed. I can't begin to tell you how many DSL customers I did installs for who were taking our their satellite equipment. They said they "hated it".
posted on 12/13/2004 11:18:12 AM PST
I have looked into satellite.
Satellite's nice, but forget it if you want to do gaming or have to VPN into work. The latency will kill you.
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