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Satellite Internet - Where Is/Are the Sats ?
« on: November 03, 2006, 10:20:03 AM »
Hi Guys

I had given up on the idea of buying Direcway (Hughes Net) in the UK, as the monthly fees alone are $180 - and thats for limited use.

I was wondering exactly where the Satellites are - and whether they could be "picked up" from the UK ?

Perhaps then I could sign up in the US at $60/month but use in the UK.

Or is the technology going to be different ?

Thanks
Paul

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Re: Satellite Internet - Where Is/Are the Sats ?
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2006, 10:28:24 AM »
The footprints of the HughesNet satellites used in the US don't cover the UK.  There may be other providers in the UK besides HughesNet.
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Re: Satellite Internet - Where Is/Are the Sats ?
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2006, 10:50:46 AM »

Thanks Ned

Very quickly put that idea to bed. LOL

Paul

PS Unfortunately, there arent any other "reliable" satellite providers in the UK - even Hughes Net gets a fair amount of stick.

One link for Sat Internet Providers is here :- http://www.ispreview.co.uk/broadband/sat.shtml

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Re: Satellite Internet - Where Is/Are the Sats ?
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2006, 11:08:03 AM »
Paul,

You can forget the "one way" guys on that list; That would be download only and you'd need a phone line for uploads. Some of those two-way prices are .... phew! Maybe you should get some buddies to chip in and launch your own satellite.
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Re: Satellite Internet - Where Is/Are the Sats ?
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2006, 06:44:57 PM »
Here's a response provided by forum member bajadudes:

Check this site out, very informative and lots of advice/help for those seeking satellite internet outside the USA. Drill down to the  forums and jump in. satsig
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Re: Satellite Internet - Where Is/Are the Sats ?
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2006, 09:58:03 PM »

Thanks Tom

Im already on that one.

One supplier has kindly offered to sell me a 5,000 (!!) a month service, which I can sell on to others, bringing the price down to 50-70 each per month.

I dont think I will bother, but I am still investigating the WiFi, WLAN etc options.

Paul

 

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