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An alternative developing

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An alternative developing

Have you encountered this from any of the reps or quasi-professional groupies at this site?

"So we can confirm that there is no gaming system in the house, streaming devices, cellphones, or Smart TVs, etc. No one is listening to music, there are no clouds, birds, swarms of insects or planes in the sky? Anything besides a web browser and email program being used that you can think of?” 

Does it induce you to ask yourself, "what am I paying for"? You have limited, marginal internet service, provided you use only the bare essentials or utilize the subscription at bizarre times of the day! Our electronic communication devices may have fantastic capabilities but they cannot be utilized with HughesNet without penalty or excessive data use! HughesNet is charging a major premium for very meager service and even then, we must invest obscene amounts of time wading through the comedic technical support Twilight Zone!   

Take heart, there are better, more cost effective alternatives being developed. If you have access to a new Florida based company called, Wi-Power, soon to be nationwide, give them a hard look. They are just now establishing service for first responders, law enforcement and military in the Rockies but based upon what we’re hearing from a number of existing subscribed law enforcement agencies in extremely rural areas, their service is far superior, much less costly and not nearly as restrictive or problematic as HughesNet or Excede! 

We are told service to our immediate area is probably 3 to 5 months out but the savings and lack of technical issues is reportedly profoundly better than with either of the existing satellite providers.

For so many of us, jaded with the interminable excuses and pathetic performance of Hughes and others, this “may" well be a good alternative. I am not selling nor promoting Wi-Power, simply sharing the availability of an alternative ISP with other dissatisfied HughesNet customers. It could be well worth your time to look into availability in your area. 

Best of luck! 
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Tutor

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Good luck with that.
Assistant Professor

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Looks like WISP. Won't ever be widely available in my mountainous area as would take too many towers and not profitable with low population density.

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And they have to be within 7 miles of a tower. We have a few in our area.  They are usually much lower speeds. and are expensive to put in. Be cause they usually have to build up a tower to get over trees.
New Member

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The correct distance is 20 miles. Verified. 

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I have talked with a couple the installers of these systems.  Up to 7 miles  after that  It is pretty much useless.
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And has usual.mdhobbs, You talk a lot about stuff you obviously now nothing about. But in your own mind.. You are a expert in these matters.
Tutor

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Somebody tried to set up a WISP in my area many years ago. It didn't work out well for them. We have a lot of trees in Lower Alabama.

They thought I would need a 70' pole for my antenna but still may not receive good service. Yeah, right.
Assistant Professor

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Flat lands of Nevada, Texas, New Mexico,Oklahoma, etc. where few trees and can see for miles then WISP is great. Not so much when start to add lots of trees and hills/mountains.

Flat, bare land, it can go for miles and miles.
New Member

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LOL....oh “gokart”.....really??? I will surmise you just probably neglected to wear your helmet, resulting in diminished brain function capability, leading to abject moronism. That is not a Professional diagnosis however so you will not be billed, this time.

No sir! Not at all!! I am most certainly NOT an expert, more especially in this venue. However, when considering making a substantial investment in an organization I know little or nothing about, I do try to learn what is required to justify the investment. That you are so horrendously wrong with a broad brush does not render you totally wrong. Stupid perhaps but not necessarily wrong. In specific applications (that would be terrain, for you) the radius is diminished. However, based upon the documents provided me and substantiated by some already utilizing the service, 20 miles is a good “average” number.  You do comprehend, “average"? Right? You may look it up later. 

Carry on and continue to impersonate a manure spreader to your heart’s content. Truly makes me no difference. I did not invite you nor solicit your brain-damaged intrusion. Your pathetically feeble attempt at appearing “knowledgable” is marginally laughable but well in keeping for this venue. You may certainly believe what you wish.....and extoll as much BS as you are challengingly capable of producing. After all, when one hides behind anonymity, they typically have fear of being revealed for who they truly are!  

So, how’s the climate under your wet, slimy rock?

Merry Christmas!!!!