Wild Blue is a new satellite internet company that in June sent a new satellite into orbit and they will start signing up customers in Spring 2005. They will be adding a second satellite at some point. It is backed by a lot of rural electric cooperatives who will be selling the service to their customers. You can visit thier website www.wildblue.com and sign up be notified when the service goes live in spring.greg273 said:Does anyone know if i can get satellite/internet as a package deal? For under, say, $50 a month?
I have 2 way direcpc. Having had RoadRunner... I would have to say... "it's ok" it cost's me 60 bucks a month. My home sits too far back from the road to get cable (or so they say) unless I want to pay 1800.00 for them to put a "substation booster" out in front of my house. I needed something that was always on and was faster than dial up. It has been sufficient for my needs. The new house I am looking at has Roadrunner though... YEE HAW! I hope we get it! ( I actually live in an apartment at my church where I minister currently and we sit 280 ft off the road at the front of the church... where I want the cable is about 320 ft.) I personally think the guy just didn't want to do the work to string it.texican said:I pay 40$ month for my one way direcway system. Happy camper, as broad band'll never make it down my 2 mile long dirt road, and satellite was the only option...
Paul Wheaton said:Did satellite (starband) and it was awful.
Did CDMA and it was a little faster than dialup in the city.
Now doing wireless being relayed a few times from 30 miles away. Love it!
The digital receiver is just receiving the new digital signals by the local broadcast companies or are there other stations/networks broadcasting digitally that you can't get via an old style antenna?brural said:We just signed up for DSL which uses your phone line, but does not keep it busy (you can talk on phone while on computer). It is also supposed to be as faster or faster than cable. It's also only 30.00 month for unlimited surfing, etc.
For our t.v., when we dumped comcast, we bought an big oldfashioned looking antenna and put it in the attic and then bought a digital receiver. We now get more than enough channels and the best part is that for a one time payment, we now get our tv for free. The pictures looks better than cable did!
FrankTheTank said:I have Cable Internet with 3mb/sec and its crazy fast! Its been a dream to have (a couple months now). The sad thing is that its going up in price 10bucks in Jan. I hate when they do that. Now that I'm addicted I can't go back, never! Its almost like they lure you in, get you hooked, and then zap you with increased rates.
One good thing about living close to a bigger city is the advantage of competition, something we don't really have here. I'll be paying 40/month come Jan. I have been paying 30/month. The cable modem was free.