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DSL is digital subscriber line.  It is a network connection that uses your telephone line, preferably through fiber optic phone lines.  Its a normal broadband connection, that has replaced most T1 lines in areas where it is available, and its much cheaper.  Most areas can offer up to 5Mb/s, or more in cities with updated telco equipment.

Satellite is NOTHING like DSL or cable.  Its an entirely different entity altogether.

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well yesterday we called and upgraded to the GOLD package (sorry, in the first post i said Gold when actually i meant Silver) and they said it could take up to monday to take effect. but after a very stressing conversation with them last night over the phone, i see that this wont help my situation at all. confused? so was i. they said the bandwith is NOT reset even when u upgrade, so i am still in fact screwed. and after some calculating, i found that the 80% FAP level they talk about has already been reached and surpassed. see, with the silver package u get up to 7.5GB a month, and with the gold u get 12GB. well we are now up to 9.7GB total, and the 80% mark for the Gold package is 9.6GB, so we will still be limited to 128k until early august, while still paying $69.99 a month for 1mb/sec. i think thats a load of shit. but there is no way of getting around it, and JUST from surfing, we have went up 200MB in 2 days, so i cant imagine how high it will be by august. does any1 know of anything i can do about it?

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we signed up with them on June 28th, and the woman on the phone told me after July 28th it would start going back down, so i am right, by August it will be GOING down. until then it is sloww and gay. the other day i did a side-by-side comparison of WildBlue right now and our old dial-up, and dial-up was spankin WildBlue! see we probably used 8GB in the first 4-5 days, so it should be quick getting back down.

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here's today's results:

:::.. testmy.net test results ..:::

Download Connection is:: 1054 Kbps about 1.05 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)

Download Speed is:: 129 kB/s

Upload Connection is:: 145 Kbps about 0.1 Mbps (tested with 386 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 18 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net (Server 1)

Test Time:: 2007/07/10 - 8:47am

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-LZ2I3SN6Y

U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-UL35TA7KZ

User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a3) Gecko/20070322 GranParadiso/3.0a3 [!]

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Download and install Free Download manager http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/

Start download then stop it and Schedule it for 3 am and leave your computer on all night.

Hughesnet has a 3 hr period from 3am to 6 am that does not go against FAP time.

I downloaded a 1350 mb update in the 3 hr period and it did not subject me to FAP.

If Wild Blue has a free download time it will work.

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Download and install Free Download manager http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/

Start download then stop it and Schedule it for 3 am and leave your computer on all night.

Hughesnet has a 3 hr period from 3am to 6 am that does not go against FAP time.

I downloaded a 1350 mb update in the 3 hr period and it did not subject me to FAP.

If Wild Blue has a free download time it will work.

Sence when Hughesnet start this? I used to be DirecWay a year or so ago, it didnt matter what time it was once i go over the 169mb mark i was [email protected]

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Download and install Free Download manager http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/

Start download then stop it and Schedule it for 3 am and leave your computer on all night.

Hughesnet has a 3 hr period from 3am to 6 am that does not go against FAP time.

I downloaded a 1350 mb update in the 3 hr period and it did not subject me to FAP.

If Wild Blue has a free download time it will work.

3AM -  AM which timezone?  :wink:
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Mine either.  :haha: Was just curious. I mean if you have a revolving clock you should never have fap with them though. Yeah, sprint doesn't seem to mind.  :smiley:

what type of speeds you get? I know you have trouble getin it to test right here. On my Moto Q ive been geting 1-1.2 down on it. I forgot what i get on the upload.

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The best part is, it is way more consistent than Dway ever thought of. That U/L has helped tremendously. My old 500/50 campared terribly. Yeah, I like it. And no storm problems any more either. Or Icing of the dish, or etc...........  :2funny:

PLus, if I wanted to take it with me I just put it on a laptop and go.  :wink2:

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