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    Satellite broadband

    I see Mole Valley have this offer at the moment, the middle option seems reasonable but you'd have to watch the downloads at 20GB.
    The 50Gb one should be OK for most but is quite dear compared to ADSL.
    No idea how reliable it is but if you are really struggling must be worth considering, and gives an idea if comparing to others.
    2MB up is much better than typical ADSL.

    http://www.europasat.com/landing-pag...alley-farmers/

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    Re: Satellite broadband

    Just as an input to this,

    We get a useless 2mb adsl connetion where we live, which is constantly broken due to line issues, So i took out a sattilite deal also, 10gb a month, 24meg download.

    It is ok for big downloads, but day to day, the delay (800ms) is just horrendous for day to day browsing, id much rather use a 2mb adsl connection than 24meg sattilite...and I say its good for big downloads, however, the download limits are very small, and its soo expensive per gb compared to DSL its rediculas.

    It really frustrates me as the government are "pushing alternative technology" like sattilite for those of us who cant get fttc/fttp, but how can they possibly push it at an alternative when A its stupidly expensive, and B, its not even comparable with the lag you get from it.

    In short, unless you have NO connection, or simply cant bare the speeds your downloading at, I wouldnt recommend it...

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    Re: Satellite broadband

    Good info, sounds not worth considering at present unless you are well below 2MB.
    I find it's easy to go over 40GB here without trying, but then you only need a couple of things trying to update and you would use most of that 3GB deal!

    A troubling thing that these days e.g. Microsoft think nothing of 300mb windows updates which you probably ought to get - but will tie up a slow connection for hours!

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    Re: Satellite broadband

    Heh well im a firm linux user, but I know what you mean.

    If i leave my router load balancing between the sat and the dsl, it uses the 10gb in literally a couple days, which is useless, so i just keep it for when I need to download things urgently / want to make use of the 24 meg!

    The local village has been installed with FTTP (just 1km) away from here now, our land backs onto it, but even when we offer to cover all digging costs / do the groundworks ourselves, BT wont bring it to us, its entirely frustrating!!

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    Re: Satellite broadband

    What about looking at wireless.

    http://www.speednetscotland.net/index.html provide a good service to a lot of the farms around here.

    Not as costly as a satellite and less of a delay.

    David
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