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Old 05-26-2012, 11:04 PM
 
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Hi, thanks for reading. Trying to get some real info, real experiences regarding high speed Internet service. I am in the tech center, will be getting direct tv (for the hd and sports) but am unsure of the quality of satellite Internet service. Is it reliable, download and upload speeds, or perhaps it may be better to use broadband via xfinity or Century Link. Any info and experiences shared would be appreciated.
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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I can't speak for your specific area of providers, but my son is a computer Tech,
and I can tell you from people in that field, they seem to like broadband almost every time over
the wired or DSL.(Ofcourse there are so many variables.)
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:36 PM
 
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i'm not going to be that helpful, though I know the general cons of satelitte internet. Download speeds can be okay, but upload speeds or horrible/non-existant. In todays internet, that is killer (can't use dropbox, google drive, play games, etc)


The average person won't see a lot of difference I think between DSL and Comcast, though these days comcast has more fleixible megabyte caps than centurylink (they turned off the cap // going to price a incremental cap)
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:19 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default Satellite sucks

The lag is a killer.
Go cable or phone company.

http://lifewisdomcorner.com/wordpres...e-do-about-it/
http://blog.tomevslin.com/2006/08/why_satellite_i.html
http://voices.yahoo.com/ten-reasons-...net-70379.html
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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Hi, thanks for reading. Trying to get some real info, real experiences regarding high speed Internet service. I am in the tech center, will be getting direct tv (for the hd and sports) but am unsure of the quality of satellite Internet service. Is it reliable, download and upload speeds, or perhaps it may be better to use broadband via xfinity or Century Link. Any info and experiences shared would be appreciated.
DSL (Century Link) is a slower but more reliable connection.

Broadband (xfinity) has some amazing speed, but tends to slow down and be less reliable. If you use this option I'd spend more money and get as very fast a speed package as possible.

Satellite should be your very last resort only. It's not a viable option for good internet service.
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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You only need satellite internet if you're in the middle of nowhere. Tech center you should get comcast (xfinity) or centurylink. Same basic thing now you can get 40mbit service with CenturyLink and 50-100 mbit with Comcast.

For normal home use I'd just get 20-40mbit with a TV bundle and see which company is cheaper
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:30 AM
 
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Thank you for all of your replies. I was leaning towards broadband.
Have a good one.
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