I'm in Montana at a ranch. I'm from Boston and was used to cable modem which was 3mbps then 7mpbs, and of course now who knows. But now I live in Montana and the we are running Windows SBS 2003. Our internet connection is through DSL at 768kbps. It's very faulty. Don't get me wrong though, I surf the web and download things no problem, but once in a while there are cutouts which is bad for the ranch and all the workers. Also 768kbps is just sooooo much less than what is being ran today through companies.
There are no fiber-lines running to where I am located. Therefore I figured I should check out Satellite High Speed internet. I need remote users to be able to connect to the server also, with no more dropouts. Any ideas? Is there something else other than satellite maybe?
Who provides your land line phone service? Qwest offers 1.5Mbps, 5Mbps, and even 20Mbps. AT&T offers 1.5Mbps, 3Mbps, and 6Mbps in many areas. Both also offer land line phone service and if you have it, it's the cheapest way to get their DSL.
You're not going to find super fast speeds with sat based services.
Thanks guys. Hughes looks nice. 3Mbps! Better than 768kbps haha.
5Mbps is even better, but what a heinous price on it, and from DISH Network, the ones that have the best satellite prices. Go figure.
Be careful though, satillite networks usually have high latency. It's pretty much unavoidable as the signal has to travel very far to the satillite and back. Depending on what you are doing, this might not be much of a problem.
I know from having watched the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France this year that satellite tech hasn't improved much as far as signals breaking up either. The commentators started out saying the intermittent image break up was due to weather effects and such, but by the end of their coverage there were numerous times where it broke up on sunny days, often with no trees covering them.