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What is the best satellite internet provider

Posted on 2006-05-27
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Last Modified: 2011-05-05
Hi guys:

I need to know what is the best satellite internet service not only as a good service but also good price, since I'm living in Los Angeles. Does anybody can tell me the three top companies
Thank you.
Question by:pander

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The only one I know of is Direcway (now HughesNet).  http://www.hughesnet.com  They are not cheap (something around $100.00 a month).  

I would advise going with cable internet as they are pretty cheap and have great speeds (usually around 3 - 5mb download).

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Zungery earned 750 total points
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Since you're asking about satellite internet, im going to assume that you cannot get broadband via DSL, Cable or Fixed Wireless (a local WISP). You can view reviews on dslreports.com. From personal experience on looking at the best choices, i would suggest WildBlue. They're prices are pretty good for what they offer, but currently the caps are pretty low (i can't think of a number off hand). I would suggest staying away from Direcway and these new 'startup' companies.

I will also reiterate that you may want to check around town for a local WISP (wireless internet service provider). Generally the install costs are less, the speeds are better for the price, there generally not as anal about caps, and you're pings are <500 (remember, satellite has to travel from your house, to space, to their center, to where it needs to go, back to their center, back to space, then finally to you're house).

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One warning about Wildblue from personal experience, it's real easy to FAP out. Just keeping up with Window patches, Ant-virus and anti-spyware can take up most of your usage allowance. When you FAP out you get 56K service for a month but you still pay the $80. If you get anything but their highest priced package you WILL FAP out. If at all possible try to get ATT or Verizon wireless especially now that they have 4G.

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