"But the cost is real high."
Not compared to the cost of a satellite with a lifespan of 12 to 15 years then needs replacement.
Compare that to the cost to TWC of laying a fiber optic cable to your door that can be expanded or repaired as required and they can use for the next 50 years.
Oh wait ! you cant compare that because they have already decided that even with a lower cost basis they cant make money off of you.
Well, past your door !
Fact is when Verizon was upgrading all the wiring along my road a couple years back I though "WOW, maybe DSL soon ?"
I asked the guys working on it and, after they stopped laughing, replied with "Not in your lifetime".
Pretty much a done deal as they say.
Satellite is my only viable option for the foreseeable future so it is incumbent upon me to understand how my Hughes system works, its strengths and weaknesses.
I could complain about how Hughes isn't cable ...... but I know that and I know why.
"WOW, maybe DSL soon ?"As reported elsewhere on these Forums, in our area at least, AT&T is actively killing off DSL Service in favor of their more expensive (and profitable) UVerse cable and cellular data services: https://community.myhughesnet.com/hughesnet/topics/at-t-killing-off-dsl-and-landline-phone-service-t...