Exede Satellite Internet

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by IBradMac, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. IBradMac macrumors 68000

    IBradMac

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    I know it's embarrassing.

    Currently, I don't have internet at my house and want it, actually I need it. The only way I get online now is through (unauthorized) tethering on my grandfathered unlimited data ATT plan. While it's nice, it's not really feasible for larger downloads.

    I'm wondering if anyone has heard of this new service yet. The advertised speeds are decent. CNET did an article on it- http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-18438_...ite-broadband-service-youve-been-waiting-for/

    here's a link to their plans: http://www.viasatresidential.com/exede/home

    Thoughts?
     
  2. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    Satellite is a last resort. High latency, low speeds, data caps, etc.

    DSL and cable aren't available at your house?
     
  3. Skyrim macrumors member

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    Satellite broadband service has been used in emergency system, military communication and others before. This service for civil is expensive. And the network reliability is questionable when amount of users becomes more. But it is a good start.
     
  4. IBradMac thread starter macrumors 68000

    IBradMac

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    Nope. I love where I live, but it's rural. I'm lucky enough to get 3 bars of decent 3G service here. Enough to browse comfortably.

    The dl/ul speeds sounds decent though. Too good to be true?
     
  5. joec1101 macrumors 6502

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    Your 3G speeds are probably going to be faster than any satellite service you can get. What about tethering from your phone to your computer? Or maybe an iPad with 3G service?

    Edit: I should have read your post more thoroughly. I see you're already doing the tethering. I dunno, I haven't heard too many good things about sat internet.
     
  6. IBradMac thread starter macrumors 68000

    IBradMac

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    Phone, yes. They are saying this is different. I was thinking since it was brand new and not a lot of people are using this satellite yet maybe it would be faster.

    http://www.viasatresidential.com/exede/explore/faqs


     
  7. Dipak94 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    i find the next generation of high-speed satellite Internet that will let you do more of what you want online. i e Hughes Net Gen4

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