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Which is better: HughesNet or cable Internet?

Asked by Hawaiiguy (316points) August 21st, 2007 from iPhone

i have direct tv and have considered switching to there cable service for internet. Anyone using them? How is the speed/reliability?

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Is it satellite Internet service?

Hawaiiguy's avatar

yes it would be, the highest stats i've seen for home is 700kbps which is really low my cable i believe is around 3.5mbps

glial's avatar

I had satellite for a short time; it is a good alternative to dialup, but in now way compares to cable or dsl. I don't really recommend it. a.) it is pretty slow b.) clouds much less storms would knock it out b.) if you exceed a quota it cuts you back to 56k for up to 8 hours.

If you have a choice, go with cable or dsl.

Hawaiiguy's avatar

sounds good, thank you

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