I’m a DirecTV subscriber. Out here in the mountains there is no cable OR regular reception. So, in order to watch the Cubs I need a dish. Simple enough, right?
I also can only access the 'Net via landline. 44K tops. I have 4 lines coming into my place. Voice, Fax, Data1, Data2 (one for me and one for Lady Chance).
But now they’re offering DirectWay Satellite Access. 400K Downstream/128K Upstream. No need for a landline at all.
And I’m being tempted. I could dump 2 lines (saving about $50/month). 4 machines can be hooked up to this dish.
But it’s a trifle pricey. $99 set up, $99 each month for the first year (that buys me the new dish), then $59 per month after that. And, as mentioned, I’d need to add a second dish to the roof for it. The currect dish can’t broadcast.
So what do the Teeming Millions think? Is this a deal or should I stick with the current medium-tech system I’ve got?