I need to find all the places to schedule those... otherwise I am starting them manually when I am up for the bathroom one of my four or five times each night.
Puppylover, I have to agree with Jezra. This doesn't seem like a good fit for you. I have never been able to have cable internet, or fiber (except at work for the phone company). The most recent experience was 1.5MBPS DSL on a bad pair that the local phone company refuses to replace (no good pairs to cut to). The phone company has been allowing my internet to regularly fail daily for EIGHT YEARS. They refuse to replace 50 yards of six pair cable. When I lived in Denver, our techs used six-pair wire as a drop!
I know I can manage our network and expectations to be content with HughesNet. I also can appreciate what else I have here where there are no other internet choices: Egyptian and Polish Arabians, cattle, chickens, Nubian goats, wildflowers, being on many bird and butterfly migration routes, living near a private managed wetlands.and being able to see it from my living room window.
I have expensive internet, expensive electricity, longer drives and higher gasoline prices. Often propane is higher than natural gas prices. It is, for whatever reason, expensive to live where my neighbors are more than a quarter mile away in any direction. In a weird way, it made doubling the cost of my access while cutting it severely kind of expected. I was hoping to have high speed internet (the phone company said it was here on their website - it lied). But, no luck.
Yes. Leave Hughes. Spend the money on cable internet with no latency, no weather issues, etc. Most of us if we had other options would take them. Cable internet gets you more for your money than satellite.
Lisa J, there is latency on cable, just much lower than satellite. We're also willing to pay the price for secluded rural living. New house going up in fact, notice the trees, that way for at least half mile in every direction. National forest on three sides actually. Happy, happy.
sgoshe - we are having steep and plastic delivered to prep having floor poured for our earth contact home here at the new farm. We don't have a lot of trees close to the house- 189 acres, 109 tillable, the rest mostly in pasture, maybe ten acres or so in trees. The house we are leaving though, has a winding drive, a concrete bridge over an intermittent stream that takes you into a three acre clearing. It feels almost enchanted driving there. I am a little sad to be going, but the wetlands, and the seven-acre lake, and the little wooded creek... the new place, for all of its fences, fields and barns, also has its own charms.
So neat that you are building, too! We ended up putting a camper at the building site so we could keep all the livestock together and refinish the hardwood floors and other projects before putting our old house up for sale. What are you doing while building?
This sweet guy (Four this year, with my granddaughter) and his brothers, plus location... peace, quiet and family are what makes my terribly expensive lifestyle so worthwhile. I will pay more for internet...
She is lovely, Gwalk. I have three dogs (Merri, a Lab/Pyrenees mix; Hank, a Wheaten Terrier mix (our best guess), and Princess, a Pyrenees we use as a livestock guardian dog for chickens (about forty, including bantam and large fowl), Nubian goats (four does, five doelings, and one buck) and our five guinea fowl. We also have five cats (Mr Twisty, Ashekebibbles, Duchess, George and Boomerang/KrazyCat). Then there are the horses. The two posted are Fyre (4-year old Egyptian Arabian; his grandsire is Thee Desperado) and Midnight. Midnight is the dam of my colt and yearling. Their sire is the sire of Fyre. They are both black, with Shadow having a star and two white feet, and Joey being all black (but bleaching to seal easily).