Kyrt Ryder wrote:For the price Essential 10 really isn't that bad. 12mb/second, 10 GB data allowance, unmeasured downloads from 3am to 8am [scheduled downloads are your friend here] for 40$ per month.
I'm actually considering jumping ship from Comcast/Xfinity for it.
You would really regret that. Nobody with a land option would ever want to deal with satelite.
We have people on this very thread saying good things about them, and I'm sick and tired of coughing up 70$ a month for internet that's worth half of that.
You missed the context of all these comments. The "good" things are in proportion to the absolutely abysmal reputation that satellite has. My own comment basically says it's serviceable in the absence of other options. I would drop it tomorrow if I had a cable or DSL option.
Brian Stretch wrote:One of these should fix weak (but not nonexistent) cell reception problems:
https://store.weboost.com/products/connect-4gx Pricey, but if it keeps you from resorting to satellite...? Company used to be called Wilson Electronics. I don't have one.
I started with cell-based internet. Data was just too expensive and it wasn't very fast (only a 3G signal at my location).
If you want to get away, far away from the city, and still have DSL or fiber optic to the home, Come on out to South Brewster County, Texas. You can find places here that are 150 (or more) miles from the nearest Walmart and that have DSL and/or fiber optic running through the property and available to be installed to the home. It runs about $100/month for service. I've opted out of paying for a connection like that and instead use the VERY weak to non-existent cell signal with a plan that is nearly free. I don't have much data allowance but it works for me. When I want to download large files, I visit one of several WiFi hotspots.
Now if I decided to live on a floating permaculture island, hanging out mostly in international waters then I'd be in a situation of most likely very expensive and slow internet or just doing without except for when taking a boat into port and hanging out at a WiFi hotspot.
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