Old Mossy Horns
Anyone use this company? Satellite internet is about to get the boot.
satellite internet is weather dependent and also unreliable during peak usage hours. They’ll also throttle you back once you’ve hit your max allowable GB on the plan.looks tempting - may give it a swing,,,wife is tired of ESC internet,,,,,
Do you have decent cell service at your house? If you do, a hotspot from Verizon/ATT would serve you better, and be less expensive as well. Also, faster speeds coming soon with 5G.....tell me why please?? I need ammo - wife is politicking (nice way saying the nagging word) for sat internet and I am not so sure it's worth a hoot,,,,,,,,,
decent cell service at your house
I have DSL..very rural too. That's my only option other than a wireless provider like these guys or satellite. I know satellite is very expensive and unreliable from Veterans that used to use it and had really bad results.in some places (like my location) a "wired connection" is not an option,,,,,real rural,,,,,
we are showing as 5G for T-mobile and my work cell phone is T-mobile and I have good signal in the boonies where I live. However..when I called them they said there is no plans to have 5G in my location since there are not enough people and the antenna has to be line of sight.I had satellite installed in the late 90s after being told by the phone company that DSL was not an option and they had no plan to make it an option even though it was available less than 1/2 mile from me in two directions. Satellite was expensive to install and on a monthly basis but was better than dial up. It was probably Hughes Net at the time.
Long story short, the phone company had lied to me. less than a year after I installed satellite, they made DSL available. Just as good as satellite and a lot less expensive so I dumped the satellite and ate the loss on the equipment.
As service options changed, I eventually went with cell service thru Alltel and rode the conversion to Verizon. Mostly decent service for many years, especially the early years of 4G. But, IMO, it started going down hill. Costs going up, plans changing constantly, more periods of slow service and zero customer service other than I am sorry. The best thing about it was that it was portable. I could take it with me and the Verizon network had pretty good coverage most places that I frequented. Many places, I had better service than at home. The are I live has grown by leaps and bounds and I believe the customer base outgrew the Verizon equipment and with 5G coming, they chose not to upgrade but they would never admit that.
I am in an area where the Open Broadband initiative has become available with advertised speed of 25Mbps, truly unlimited data (no throttling) for a flat rate of $39.99. It is a hybrid system of fiber optic to a main antennae and then wireless from there through a series of antennas on existing tall structures such as water towers or silos. The service is going through some growing pains and not hitting their advertised numbers all the time but it is much better and more reasonable priced than Verizon. At least I can stream most of the time without delays.
Open BB is not available in all counties but their goal is to provide high speed service to areas that the big companies have ignored. There is some local grant money involved to help with start up costs so if it is not offered in your area, a call to your county officials may help get the ball rolling.
I have no clue if satellite is any better now than it was when I had it.
ours in on our phone line. Now if you don't have a phone line you're in deep kimshi
I am in an area where the Open Broadband initiative has become available with advertised speed of 25Mbps, truly unlimited data (no throttling) for a flat rate of $39.99.
must not be..I sure didn't know that. I'm glad I got what I got that's for darn sure. You rural people got it ruff.not all phone lines are rated for DSL due to the distance from the DSL hub,,,,yes, the line coming into our area is NOT rated for DSL,,,,
just admit it,,,you're not as rural as you thought you were!!
Sounds like me and my wife to a T and our situation. Can’t get cable to service our neighborhood, can’t get phone to activate the line that feeds our house, cell service even with the best extender/booster is barely more than one bar LTE, satellite internet sucks if there is any sort of weather. My wife might kill someone before it’s all said and done lol.hahahahhahahahhahahahhahahaha,,,,,,,,,
you so funny,,,,,
ok ok,,,serious now,,,
decent is relative - it's decent to me (ok) but wife abhors it,,,,we rely on a wifi extender to use phones reliably in the house,,,,
well aware of the hotspots - I have a mifi for work,,,,it's a POS at times as well,,,,,
internet in general is like old commo,,,,,FM,,,,,last word is MAGIC!!
Sounds like me and my wife to a T and our situation. Can’t get cable to service our neighborhood, can’t get phone to activate the line that feeds our house, cell service even with the best extender/booster is barely more than one bar LTE, satellite internet sucks if there is any sort of weather. My wife might kill someone before it’s all said and done lol.