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Does anyone have any experience with Exede Internet Service, a satellite internet provider?

I thought that there was a possibility of another provider, but from the sound of their reply, I may not live long enough to see that.
 

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I have Wild Blue/Exede, been stuck with it for 8 years now. Overall it's not bad if you don't mind the latency. For web browsing I just got in the habit of Right Click>New Tab, that way I don't have to wait for a reload of the news or forum page I'm viewing after viewing the article/thread/item.

For when I am working from home, I have found satellite unbearable. That is mostly due to the number of devices I have to hop through to get things done. Usually it involves logging into the VPN just to get access to the network, then depending on the task, I have to RDP into a "Secret Server" session on an admin server, and from there I have to RDP in to one of my servers. With all that, a simple double-click is an iffy task. So for work, I use my company smartphone hotspot to ATT. We consistently get 2 bars of 4G LTE at the house.

I am seriously considering dropping our satellite internet and upgrading our cells to smartphones (yes, for personal phones we still have flip, voice only) and getting a data plan. Increased cost of cell plan would still be less than old cell plus satellite.
 

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Well, that isn't what I had hoped for. I talked to the installer/dealer last night and found out that my neighbor had it installed just a couple days before he left for Florida. He will be home in a couple weeks, so I can see what he has and how it works. I've dealt with crap service from Frontier for 3 1/2 years so another couple weeks isn't bad. I looked on their website, but I can't remember the name of the plan.

Thanks for the information. I appreciate you taking the time to explain it.
 

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Sat internet stinks

Try Hughes.net. It isn't great, but in my experience it's better than Excede. Be sure to ask about the gen5 Hughes.net to get the best they have.
 
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