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Old 07-13-2012, 08:02 AM
 
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Does any one have Satellite Internet Service and if so how do you like it, Is it reliable? Is it fast? Do you have a cap on your downloading,Because i like to play on facebooks games like farmville and frantier. if it had a cap how does it work.Need to get internet but i have no powerline near me so i have to go Satellite Internet.But i don`t want to pay for a mouth a run out in week of internet like i did for my laptop internet.so can someone help me please thank you.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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I'll check with a friend who lives off the grid and is very happy with Hughesnet. I don't know the cost.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Not 100% certain, but the little voice in my head says that either of HughesNet or the other one (BlueSky?) will run you about $80 a month. The other drawback, last I knew the downlink was about 400Kb/s but the uplink was thru the landline which would max at 48Kb/s...unless if, like me, you are too far from the CO and you are limited to a max of 26Kb/s due to too many A/D, D/A conversions.

If you have good cell service there, you might be better off with one of the $50/month unlimited data plans and the phone that lets you link your PC to it.
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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I reached my friend. Hughes net claimed unlimited data transfer, but there is a limit to their fastest speed. Once you reach that data volume in one month they dial you back near the end of the month which greatly slows speeds for gamers, heavy graphics users and data base services.

My friend went to Blue Sky which runs through the Dish Network system. You can get internet service without the satellite TV service if you want it. Upload speeds are slower than download speeds.

You can get a very fast commercial account for $200 a month and gamers like that.
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Well, I was going to offer up Premium Choice Broadband as a possibility, which uses Wi-Max, but despite a claim of "unlimited" they *do* enact caps based on amount of data transferred. The setting of the cap depends on the level of service with higher caps for higher priced levels, and I think the price structure is unreasonable for what they offer. In addition, their "acceptable use" policy seems overly restrictive (not to mention contradictive of claims made elsewhere on their site) *and* indicates that they seem to think that they have the "right" to monitor any and all aspects of one's useage of the service, which would seem to include copying and reading your e-mail, etc. It really rubs me the wrong way. I was thinking of using them myself since I am within their coverage area, but after reading *that* and looking at their rate structure, they can kiss my...foot.

It's probably moot for you, though, since careful examination of their coverage map and the Google Earth map of your location leads me to believe that you are either on the very fringe or just outside of their coverage area depending on your exact location. If you are east of Gristmill Pond, you're SOL.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:35 AM
 
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To Zymer,is Premium Choice Broadband DIRECTV internet and do you know if you need a landline or is Satellite Internet and do you need a directv account or can you just the internet.
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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The broadband internet access and DirectTV are separate offerings, you can do just internet. The broadband I'net uses Wi-Max radio transmission. Unfortunately, if you imagine a line drawn N-S through Gristmill Pond, anything east of that line is out of range according to their coverage map.
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