Alright well I think i've finally given in. I think its time I bite the bullet and get satellite internet. I've googled it up and down and compared all these websites and need some help with a few things.
It comes down to Hughes Net or Wild Blue. If I get Hughes net I have to pay $399.98 upfront or do it on a $99.99 a month for like 18 or 24 months something like that. If I go with Wild Blue through Dish Network it looks like all I pay for is the lease fee of $199.99. Certainly more attractive but theres a catch. It has a fair access policy which Hughes Net does not. So heres there policy.
Platinum Package Peak Download 17,000megs per 30 days which equals 566.66megs per day. Peak Upload 5,000 megs per 30 days or 166.66 megs per day. How much do you upload playing multiplayer games?
Then it states your usage drops to 128kb/s down and 28kb/s up until you fall below your 70% quota of usage. So if I understand it right once the next calender month passes and I drop below 70% of max usage I go back to normal download speeds of 1.5mb/s down 256kb/s up.
Both plans end up being $79.99 a month just with hughesnet its $99.99 a month unless I pay $400 upfront.
Now with the Hughes Net they have a different type of Fair Access Policy. It doesn't provide the ProPlus download threshould but the Pro Package is as followed. 350Megs download threshold per 1-4hours constant usage . Service drops to FAP after you exceed that amount for 8-12hours. Then it states it has a recovery rate of 56 not really sure what that is though :/ So the only thing with that is if I want to download a movie or game after i've downloaded 350megs i'll be capped for 12 hours which really sucks. Total usage if I add 350 megs up over 30 days would be 10,500megs then add in another 10,500 megs for the other 12hours after it would be removed I'd get 21,000megs hypothetically per month.
Another thing the Hughes Net offers a larger dish type. A .98powerpak version vs the standard .74 meter dish. I don't think i'm going to upgrade the actual dish size. Thats a extra $300 lol. Whats the big difference just better reception?
Also I see a option for a static IP for a extra $10 a month. What exactly is this? Sorry no real experience with high speed anything cause i've always lived outside of coverage areas. The only time I could of had it I couldn't afford it.
I guess with the Hughes Net you also get like $250 in rebates back so maybe it would be cheaper to just go with there service. Who knows how long they will take or if i'll even get them.
Anyways heres the links if you want to take a look. Just looking for opinions on which route to go. Also if you know of a better plan somewhere let me know!
Dish Network Platinum Package
Heres a link to Dish Networks Fair Access Policy
Hughes Net Fair Access policy
I work roughly 14-17 days out of the month o so I'm only really on, on my days off so it would be like 13-16 days steady usage and 14-17 days no real usage except to check my mail. No need to leave it on to download stuff while at work after I upgrade.
Thanks for the help guys. Originally I didn't see HughesNets Fair Access policy. I'm almost thinking 17gigs is better than possibly 21gigs because I have the freedom to download more than 350megs in a 12 hour period. Plus the Dish Network on another glance has a better upload at 256kb/s up vs hughes at 200kb/s up. Each time I look at it Dish Network is looking better and better.