Satellite Internet - Where Is/Are the Sats ?

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UK-RV

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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
 

Ned

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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.
 

Tom

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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.
 

Tom

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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
 

UK-RV

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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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