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Internet via satellite ?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by blockhead, Jan 18, 2002.

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  1. blockhead

    blockhead Thread Starter

    Oct 4, 2001
    I'm on a 56k modem and tried 3 or 4 isp's but to be honest the same old problems associated with a sloooooooow experience are to be had with all of them.

    I cannot get a cable connection as there is no cable in my area at all.

    I heard about a wireless broadband but the survey conducted proved that I could not get a signal !.

    I've heard about satellite receivers acting as a medium for net connection. How does this work and who should I contact?.

    I'm in South East England, short of moving I'm stuck for a quick surfing experience it seems

    I'm open to suggestions and help .... please.

    ps Don't want to go the expensive two phone lines route (hate BT anyway :) )
  2. brianF


    Dec 2, 1999
    If I remember right your home is equipped with a dish type transmitter, much like direct tv type transmitter. Your transmitter has to transmit to a larger local transmitter which in turn sends the signal to the satelite and back.

    Installation costs are pretty high, speeds are so so.

    Bottom line you would have to check locally for a company that offers the service. You need to have access to the ground transmitter for it to work. If there's not one close enough your out of luck.

    here's some info, not in your area though
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