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Old 6th September 2002
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can you freaking believe it?

i got this satellite two way internet deal 3 weeks ago. i had finally had enough of dialup speeds. i contacted my phone company to check for DSL and wasnt available. today i called AFTER i got the satellite up and running... and now DSL is available on my phone line [although they dont GUARANTEE it until i actually hook up the modem and check it out]... so now i must wait for the DSL modem to show up, hook it up and see if i have DSL access. then cancel my satellite service and lose $100 for cancelling [and i have until the 23rd to cancel or i lose $500]

either way... im getting the DSL if it works here.

and i told the guy who installed the satellite that as soon as he installed it i would get DSL within the week.
Old 6th September 2002
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High speed Alphajerk!
Old 6th September 2002
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🎧 15 years
Re: can you freaking believe it?

Quote:
Originally posted by alphajerk
i got this satellite two way internet deal 3 weeks ago. i had finally had enough of dialup speeds.
How does the satellite serve stack up to DSL or cable? I can't get DSL because I'm out in the country, And though cable is out on the main road, the cable company told me that it would cost $750 to run it back to my house (Since I really don't care to watch TV, I passed). So if satellite is an option, I'd like to know about it. Clients keep asking me to send them MP3's, and it hurts to explain that 1 song in the MP3 format takes about 20 minutes to upload....
Old 6th September 2002
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the satellite download is FAST FAST FAST. i have been clocking 72x's the speed of dialup. i have had weather knock it out once but it was a helluva storm.

upload isnt very fast. DSL is twice as fast, 256K [dsl] to 128K [satellite]

you might want to check for DSL. i am OUT in the country as well.... it whats known as the "far west" for the bellsouth network [GTE takes over a few miles west of me]
Old 6th September 2002
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Quote:
Originally posted by alphajerk
the satellite download is FAST FAST FAST. i have been clocking 72x's the speed of dialup. i have had weather knock it out once but it was a helluva storm.

upload isnt very fast. DSL is twice as fast, 256K [dsl] to 128K [satellite]

you might want to check for DSL. i am OUT in the country as well.... it whats known as the "far west" for the bellsouth network [GTE takes over a few miles west of me]
Can anyone say how that speed relates to cable? I just checked with Bellsouth - I still can't get DSL. It kind of bums me out since I'm in the Metro Area, and 17 minutes from mowntown Nashville. And only a little over a mile from the interstate. Damn.
Old 6th September 2002
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cable's speed is dependant on how many other cable users are in your "cell"... the speed will vary depending on usage of others, you share the resources... while DSL you dont.
Old 6th September 2002
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on the satellite i just got 867kbps down... have gotten as high as 1160kbps down.
Old 6th September 2002
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Cable D/L is fast. I've seen 300+KB/sec. Bytes, not bits. But that was before everybody and their dog got it.

Seems like most sites limit to about 150KB/sec these days.

U/L on cable reeks, at least for me. Always has. About 10% max of D/L speed.

I've had cable modem since June '97. It gets slower every year.

BT
Old 6th September 2002
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thats the downside of cable.
Old 23rd September 2002
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With business cable, some providers are guaranteeing speeds & uptime.

Time Warner is providing a Cisco DSL router with static IP addresses. CableVision, while they have business DSL, have no static IP's until Winter.

A few of my clients aggregate two DSL lines together. Now, I'm gonna peel one of those lines off and replace with "static IP cable
''.

Biz cable is offered in the $100 range for killer speeds.
384k DSL is costing $250-300 dependent on location.

NYC Drew
Old 23rd September 2002
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Jax
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🎧 15 years
$150 a month?!

I had DSL in my studio for about a year (well, it was enjoyable heh) until I decided it wasn't worth the monthly bill. The service provider, SBC (Pacific Bell) claimed that the only option they have for a small business comes with a bunch of bells and whistles that I never really needed. I'm a one man show, don't need call waiting, don't need an answering serivce, sure as hell don't need voice conferencing.

I signed up anyway but I'm glad this particular forum is here so I can moan about the scam I signed into... lol. $150 a month. What a rip off. I don't have DSL at home but it's only $50 a month compared to that bull****.
Old 25th September 2002
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Re: $150 a month?!

Jax,

If your facility (already)has a sink in it, throw a bed up in there.
PRESTO! It's a residence in a commercially zond area.

A while back, the cable providers were not provisioning commercial accounts, only residential accounts. I did (then) what I had to do to get cable.

NYC Drew
Old 26th September 2002
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Jax
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I lived in my studio for about a year (funny, I stopped living there when I had the DSL turned off.... go figure!). It took that long to realize that the absence of windows was very much adversely affecting my being. Sleeping in pure blackness was kinda cool for awhile, though. Plus the business park my studio is in goes ultra silent after 10pm. I've heard my heart beating at around 55 bpm when relaxed.. lol.
Old 21st October 2002
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3.1 megabits per second down load. I can allways get 1.7 but Sunday nights are pretty quiet

my cable is rocking tonight.. no one else I know of has cable on my street wohooo..

Dave, you may be all alone in cable modem land as well.. may be worth it.
Old 21st October 2002
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🎧 15 years
Quote:
Originally posted by Steve Smith

Dave, you may be all alone in cable modem land as well.. may be worth it.
That's possible - I'm going to check it out a little later this week.
Old 21st October 2002
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe you still have to have a dialup for upload with satellite-not worth it in my book. Pay for the cable -it'll be worth it!
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