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Old 12-06-2010, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Does anyone have experience with using Direct TV for internet service? I already have the dish for the TV and was wondering if it was worth bundling it with internet service. Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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How much does internet cost via DirecTV? What are the throughput "speeds"?
What are you now paying for internet and at what "speeds"?

What do you mean by "worth it"?
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:53 PM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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Directv is a 3rd party provider for wildblue; if you currently have dsl or cable internet, you will not be happy with the service. wildblue has a policy to not install their service where dsl or cable is available, so if their map shows other providers in your area you may not be able to get it anyway.
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Old 12-11-2010, 11:38 PM
 
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Doesnt DIRECTV use VERIZON DSL for internet??

Seems to me that wouldnt be as good as broadband!
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Old 12-12-2010, 01:36 PM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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Doesnt DIRECTV use VERIZON DSL for internet??

Seems to me that wouldnt be as good as broadband!
they could be using a variety of companies.

most likely they are offering what's available in your area and collect some type of sales commission from whoever they forward your internet business to.

the only thing i'm certain of is that they use wildblue for rural satellite internet access.

I don't know anything about verizon dsl, but my windstream dsl works just fine. it is broadband the same as cable, but usually a little slower.

i have a 12Mb connection, which is very much above the national average.

i prefer dsl to cable; even though my speeds may be slower, they are constant.
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Shelby County
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I have DirecTV. I signed up for AT&T internet, and I get $10 off my DirecTV bill because they have some kind of partnership.
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:19 PM
 
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Direct TV will use what ever local DSL provider will link up with them. In many areas it is linked to ATT.
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