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kevin hale
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Where I'm going the dial up not always good and very slow. Any opinions on satellite internet here in the states.
 
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The satellite stuff has latency - and usually some other problems.  Because of this, downloading huge files is really fast - but using regular web pages is almost as slow as regular dialup.

For out in the country, if there is no DSL, I find the best solution is a local wireless internet provider.  Next best is to get something through a local cell phone company.

 
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depending on how far you are from the dsl/cable runs you can get some pretty good range out of wi fi gear and parabolic antennae
here's an artilce about gear set up just for that purpose
 
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I second Paul's advice on a local wireless company.  Our service is fabulous and it only costs us an extra $5 bucks a month for the amount of dedicated bandwidth I needed for work.
 
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Our only option is satellite. We have Hughes. I'd abandon it in a heartbeat, but it is adequate most of the time. But then in my previous life, I was used to a shared T1...
 
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where i live i use an HTC smartphone as a modem on my computer and laptop as HTC has it automatically built right into the phone..some people do need a booster antenna, i use a little magnetic plug in one to boost my signal
 
kevin hale
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Thanks for the replies.

Can a smartphone as a modem download u-tube vids or a show on hulu.com ?
I spend about 2-3 hours a night on the Internet for entertainment. Keeping it under $100.00 a month would be good.
 
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