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Old 02-10-2019, 08:27 PM
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Dan, an interesting question to Windsteam...would they be able to provide/deliver a fractional T1 in your neck of the woods, and if yes, the cost vs. the bonded DSL service.
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I’m cutting the Comcast cord next weekend. Using just internet for TV. Will see how it goes.
What are they sticking you for just internet?
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Dan, an interesting question to Windsteam...would they be able to provide/deliver a fractional T1 in your neck of the woods, and if yes, the cost vs. the bonded DSL service.
Michael.......I have spoken to Windstream technical service about alternate Internet service availability in my area. DSL is all they offer here.
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Has anyone tried Hughes Net? I see advertisements for it all the time.
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Old 02-14-2019, 02:26 PM
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In case someone is in the frame of mind to cut the cord and "Take Back the Television" I found the following article on the best of outdoor tv antennas. https://snapgoods.com/best-outdoor-antennas/

In case anyone is experiencing a problem installing a rooftop antenna due to HOA rules, be aware, it is illegal for them to do so unless it is for the purposes of historic preservation. The HOA is often unaware of the FCC rule.

The rule (47 C.F.R. Section 1.4000) has been in effect since October 1996, and it prohibits restrictions that impair the installation, maintenance or use of antennas used to receive video programming. The rule applies to video antennas including direct-to-home satellite dishes that are less than one meter (39.37″) in diameter (or of any size in Alaska), TV antennas, and wireless cable antennas. The rule prohibits most restrictions that: (1) unreasonably delay or prevent installation, maintenance or use; (2) unreasonably increase the cost of installation, maintenance or use; or (3) preclude reception of an acceptable quality signal.
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Has anyone tried Hughes Net? I see advertisements for it all the time.

A friend has the latest Hughes Net. Fast, but like all satellite stuff you're at the mercy of the weather. Direct TV since 1997 and whenever a big thunderstorm comes you lose service. But I do love Direct TV. I have the NFL, NBA, and MLB tickets. I pretty much get every game.
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Has anyone tried Hughes Net? I see advertisements for it all the time.


I used to have Wild Blue, which later became Exede and was acquired by Directv. It worked well other than having to knock snow off the dish occasionally in the winter. The big problem with satellite services is they all have data caps.
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I used to have Wild Blue, which later became Exede and was acquired by Directv. It worked well other than having to knock snow off the dish occasionally in the winter. The big problem with satellite services is they all have data caps.


I would need Yottabit Service.
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A friend has the latest Hughes Net. Fast, but like all satellite stuff you're at the mercy of the weather. Direct TV since 1997 and whenever a big thunderstorm comes you lose service. But I do love Direct TV. I have the NFL, NBA, and MLB tickets. I pretty much get every game.
Bigger satellite antenna (dish), will solve the weather woes.
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My DirecTV service finally reached a price where I am no longer willing to be a subscriber, so today I canceled my DirecTV satellite service. I have subscribed to satellite television on my property since 1990 when the rural satellite provider here was Pegasus Satellite. DirecTV bought them out in 1996, and AT&T bought DirecTV last year. My satellite television bill was under $50.00 a month for years, then gradually began to creep upward with DirecTV. When AT&T bought DirecTV they immediately introduced price increases, and have since raised their monthly subscription twice again, once in December of last year, and again at the end of January of this year. My most recent bill was $161.18 for a month's satellite service. That is $1,934.16 a year. Nearly $2K a year for TV is ridiculous in my opinion, particularly since I am only interested in less than 10 channels of the 280 channels my plan includes. I got to thinking about it today and decided I just don't need any of their programming, so it's bye-bye, adios, arrivederci, au revoir, sayonara, and adieu to DirecTV.

I currently subscribe to Netflix, Hulu, and Prime for a grand total of $38.00 a month. That's all the television I'll ever need, especially since I am not a TV person to begin with. I can always install a digital antenna to receive the local television broadcasts out of Gainesville and Tallahassee, Florida, and Valdosta, Georgia if I wish to receive their channels. All those signals are broadcast in high definition over the air for free. My local weather and weather radar comes to me via the Internet, as does current events and world news. Screw AT&T DirecTV. They have lost a 29 year satellite television customer by pricing their product beyond its value to me.
Dan...I'm not sure what level package you had but my monthly DirecTV bill is $68.89. Mind you, I don't have any premium channels and I eliminated all sports channels which made a significant difference.

My main channels are TWC, TCM, PBS and occasionally the NASA and History Channels, which sadly doesn't have that much history anymore. (Don't get me started on A & E)

I also enjoy some of the music channels that I listen through my audio system, most of which have excellent sound quality.
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