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Old June 21st, 2013, 05:16 PM   #1
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Default Home internet (satellite) provider help needed

So Im moving out in the country a bit further and there is no DSL, so that means high speed I-net is going to be an issue. For TV I have DTV, I like it, but to bundle with inet they are telling me 12mb/sec speed with a 10Gb cap for like $60. I dont like that at all, so Im also thinking about Verizon Fios (I think he called it) home internet, its still expensive but, they are telling my i would have 4G speed. So does anyone have Verizon home internet or have any better ideas?

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I would be needing enough speed for online chatting for my wifes master degree, plus enough monthly data for kids and wife with Ipads and 2 cell phones in the house.

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Old June 21st, 2013, 06:24 PM   #2
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If you didn't have such a large volume of bandwidth I would say go with WildBlue that DTV can package you with; their old system sucks ass but the new Exede system is actually pretty fast for satellite internet and is pretty hard to completely lose the signal.

But with Ipads, and kids with smart phones plus the needed web chatting you be blowing through the 15 gig cap pretty quick (I believe 15 was their highest package)

Verizon is pretty decent as long as you have good cell coverage, if you have a crappy connection then I wouldn't even bother; even with good coverage it can be spotty and if I remember, at least as of a year ago, you could only get like 3mg out of it

You could try HughesNet, They came out with a higher speed system like WildBlue, but I've never worked with Hughes so I really couldn't say as far as reliability

Edit: Ok, I was wrong. WildBlue has a 25 gig package which should be plenty for you but it's $130 per month. All the packages are the same speed your just paying more for extra bandwidth

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Old June 21st, 2013, 08:24 PM   #3
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Just went through this. I would not get sattelite for three reasons: 1) latency and ping rate 2) limited data... 3) read reviews. If you dig there are thousands of complaints on the web and to the BBB - my final covincing read was a site put together by a web developer outlining his experience.

I ended up with DSL after I researched it and told the DSL provider I could be serviced. They sent out a tech and he verified it, but it took a ton of convincing on my part. Prior to that I had an air card and was to the point where 56k dial up was more enticing.

Veeizon has the new cantenna 4g setup, but its big money, allocated data is low, and its a new technology so there are plenty of issues with it...bottom line is get ready to pay a whole lot more for a whole lot less service.
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Old June 21st, 2013, 09:24 PM   #4
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Look for wireless internet over antenna.http://www.casair.net/
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Old June 22nd, 2013, 10:56 AM   #5
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Just went through this. I would not get sattelite for three reasons: 1) latency and ping rate 2) limited data... 3) read reviews. If you dig there are thousands of complaints on the web and to the BBB - my final covincing read was a site put together by a web developer outlining his experience.

I ended up with DSL after I researched it and told the DSL provider I could be serviced. They sent out a tech and he verified it, but it took a ton of convincing on my part. Prior to that I had an air card and was to the point where 56k dial up was more enticing.

Veeizon has the new cantenna 4g setup, but its big money, allocated data is low, and its a new technology so there are plenty of issues with it...bottom line is get ready to pay a whole lot more for a whole lot less service.
Yes, Ping and latency are the number one issues with sat internet. Ping can be anywhere from 32-35 ms which is about twice of cable. But you can get better if it's installed correctly and tuned in perfectly. You'll never get rid of the latency issues, the satellites are 23,000 miles away lol
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 08:29 AM   #6
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Verizon 4G LTE is blazingly fast. I've hit 26mbps before at speedtest.net with Verizon, however it is a bit pricey. Looks to be $30 for 4gb then goes up $10 per 2gb.
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Verizon 4G LTE is blazingly fast. I've hit 26mbps before at speedtest.net with Verizon, however it is a bit pricey. Looks to be $30 for 4gb then goes up $10 per 2gb.
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I use a Verizon 4G LTE aircard for my work computer. Not the worlds best but not bad at all. I have never watched Netflix/Hulu on it but never had issues watching a youtube video. Just be sure you get 4G were you are because you will not be happy with the 3G speeds.
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Look for wireless internet over antenna.http://www.casair.net/
We have this now, it's great so far but pretty limited area where it is available. Had a Verizon Mifi card for home use but were constantly over the 10 gig limit with what seemed like very little usage.
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Look for wireless internet over antenna.http://www.casair.net/
I have this, it is way faster than verizon 4g at my house ymmv
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