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New Member

Re: Slow service high price

What are you doing to help all of us you have all of our comments and complaints .
Assistant Professor

Re: Slow service high price

Glorinda, you keep commenting in other people's problem posts. You need to go to the top of the page and click on New Post to start your own and explain in detail what problem you are having.

You won't get unlimited data and the prices are fair for the satellite internet market.
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New Member

Re: Slow service high price

Not the best of analogies! Will all do respect, you both are wrong ... Suppose you have both your Maserati and your Corolla. Your cable internet and your HughesNet internet. Your Maserati may go 180 MPH but it is "throttled" down or "capped" off by the Speed Limits of American Highways! Just like HughesNet "throttles" your internet speed after they have a slight inclination of the data you use after using their service for a couple of months. Knowing that most will not even realize their throttled speeds or they know that HughesNet is the only option to dialup! Hughes is a complete monopoly in the satellite industry! America has been using Hughes satellites for decades! So there is no way Hughes would allow any other internet provider,new or existing, to use their satellites to compete with their service! So ultimatel, HughesNet COULD provide much better service to much more people without such "throttles" or "caps" being applied at the rate at which they are today! Unfortunately us in rural America have to abide by the "Hughes Law" or move to where better service of internet is available! Just like you would have to move elsewhere to get the full benefits of your Maserati and not be "throttled" or "capped" due to speed limits! HughesNet could do much better but why would they when they can suppress customers and still thrive....¿
New Member

Re: Slow service high price

Ignorance ... Go to any "land" internet provider or your cable provider! What will you find... SATELLITES! Do you think the internet is some magical land anomaly? The "land" providers get their internet from the same place HughesNet does! With all your satellite knowledge you should be aware that Hughes has been around for decades providing the government with satellites. They are an absolute monopoly in the satellite industry. The names you gave are merely"names" designated to Hughes satellites.
Assistant Professor

Re: Slow service high price

Um, ground based cable internet DOES NOT use satellites. One simple proof, the ground based latency would be equal to satellite which is minimum 500 ms. At least know what you are talking about before you call someone else ignorant. Maybe time to look in the mirror.

And many of the government satellites are NOT geostationary, communication jumps between satellites as they pass over. They have much lower orbits and much less latency.
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Slow service high price

ARSanders1,

How unusual.  Another person who complains about data caps and speeds. 

You might want to do a little research on why satellite internet has data caps and the speed limits it does.  It's been explained enough times on these boards for people who make the same complaints. 


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New Member

Re: Slow service high price

The cable provider obtains Internet from satellites then broadcast to their customers depending on the "package" said customer has subscribed to! My comment was not meaning that the cable internet customer gets their internet DIRECTLY from a satellite. It meant that all internet providers obtain internet through satellites!
New Member

Re: Slow service high price

Internet is simply a relay of data. So it can be transferred to many satellites not just certain ones.
Assistant Professor

Re: Slow service high price

I'm out, your making a straw man argument. Have a nice evening.
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Slow service high price

ARSanders1,

You REALLY need to do some research lest you make ridiculous claims, like saying ground based internet uses satellites.  If you had any credibility to your arguments about satellite and ground based internet, and I haven't seen any yet, you've lost it.   


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