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Old 08-24-2009, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Woolwich, ME
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BrokenTap, do you have a source where I can read about DirecTV and Dish Network being owned by the same company? I know they've talked about merging on and off since 2001 and the rumors got pretty hot last year, but I haven't been able to find anything that says that has happened.

The most recent news story I found was from May and it said, at the start: "For the ninth straight year DIRECTV, the nation's No.1 satellite television service, has once again scored higher for customer satisfaction than all major cable TV companies, in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). DIRECTV's score also soared even further past Dish Network this year by seven points, making it the only satellite company to outrank all cable companies surveyed." If anybody wants to read the whole article, it's at: DIRECTV: DIRECTV Further Distances Itself From Cable and Dish Network in 2009 American Customer Satisfaction

One thing I didn't say before... A lot of people have no problems with snow on the dish, but we have occasionally lost the signal if there's a lot of heavy, wet snow. It's extremely difficult for us to access the dish to brush it off. I've wished we'd sited the dish in some of the other available spots where we could reach it better. If I were doing it again, siting the dish in an accessible spot is something I'd pay attention to.
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:36 AM
 
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For all of you Dish folks, what do you do for internet access?
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Wireless.
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Kronenwetter, Wis
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BrokenTap, do you have a source where I can read about DirecTV and Dish Network being owned by the same company? I know they've talked about merging on and off since 2001 and the rumors got pretty hot last year, but I haven't been able to find anything that says that has happened.

The most recent news story I found was from May and it said, at the start: "For the ninth straight year DIRECTV, the nation's No.1 satellite television service, has once again scored higher for customer satisfaction than all major cable TV companies, in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). DIRECTV's score also soared even further past Dish Network this year by seven points, making it the only satellite company to outrank all cable companies surveyed." If anybody wants to read the whole article, it's at: DIRECTV: DIRECTV Further Distances Itself From Cable and Dish Network in 2009 American Customer Satisfaction

One thing I didn't say before... A lot of people have no problems with snow on the dish, but we have occasionally lost the signal if there's a lot of heavy, wet snow. It's extremely difficult for us to access the dish to brush it off. I've wished we'd sited the dish in some of the other available spots where we could reach it better. If I were doing it again, siting the dish in an accessible spot is something I'd pay attention to.
Just the other morning one of the guys on our local radio station was telling about how last winter he would climb a tree next to his house to access the dish to brush the snow off and somehow he got stranded in the tree and needed help and luckily had his cell phone and had to call his wife in the house to come out and help him.
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:53 AM
 
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Wireless.
from who?
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Pioneer Broadband in Houlton. I've been using it for four years. It doesn't do well in heavy fog but nothing else bothers it.
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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For all of you Dish folks, what do you do for internet access?


DSL with Fairpoint. Here, we don't have a choice. DSL or dial up.
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Woolwich, ME
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broadbill, right now we are getting internet through Suscom cable. That's only available in a fairly small part of the southern midcoast. We are planning to switch over at some point to GWI (GWI: Phone and Internet service for your Maine home or business: phone plans, the fastest broadband in Maine, phone and Internet combo plans, website hosting, server co-location, residential phone plans, business phone plans…) because people say really good things about them.
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:44 AM
 
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For all of you Dish folks, what do you do for internet access?
I use DSL from Fairpoint and it works well enough.
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Ashland
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Dish for 13 years with no problems.
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