Unlimited Satellite Internet

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  1. calebb0917 macrumors member

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    Does anyone know of a company that offers unlimited satellite internet?
     
  2. calebb0917 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you. But, I heard that if you download more than 1GB in a day, your speeds go down to dial up speeds. Is this correct?
     
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    I've heard that they lower your speeds down to dial up if you go over a certain limit. I think if you pay more, you will be able to download more, but I am not sure.
     
  4. calebb0917 thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay. Do you have HughesNet yourself? I'm in a tough spot and I need a true UNLIMITED internet service.
     
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    What are your requirements?

    Due to the nature of the connection, you will not find truly unlimited bandwidth satellite internet for a fixed price, period. The only thing that will get you close is if you directly negotiate with a VSAT provider for a fixed price for a bandwidth cap over what's physically possible on that connection. You'll be paying anywhere between $1200 to $6000/month for a low end connection if you go this route.
     
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    No, but I have some friends that have it. I have AT&T DSL.
     
  7. calebb0917 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thats what i have now, but we're moving. Is the speed 1mbps? Do you know? Will HughesNet work well with uploading videos to YouTube?
     
  8. calebb0917 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your help, but I can't pay anywhere near that much monthly for Internet.
     
  9. bbotte macrumors 65816

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    3.0Mbs down and 300kb up for $189.99? :whistle: That is not cheap either.....

    Lucky I have 12Mbs down and 2Mb up for what their cheapest is.
     
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    Are moving to a rural area and that's why you want satellite internet? My current internet speed is ~1.16mbps. I don't know about Youtube, but it should be fine.

    http://www.speedtest.net/
    Check your internet speed here.
     
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    That's why I asked you about your requirements. Most people don't need unlimited bandwidth. What you need to do is figure your requirements and then make a decision based on that instead of going for this nebulous concept of "unlimited" or "unlimited satellite."

    If you really need insane amounts of bandwidth and have a phone with a landline, it might be possible for you to just get T-1. That'll actually run out cheaper than trying to go over what's usually the single most expensive option.
     
  12. calebb0917 thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, thank you for your help.
     
  13. calebb0917 thread starter macrumors member

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    yes im moving to a rural area. Thank you for all of your help.
     

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