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Re: [Killietalk] New topic- Directway Cost/Restrictions was Bounce
Drummond Howard wrote:
I do know soeone with Direcway and spent many hours working on it. It
requires a seperate dish and receiver. The receivers for tv do not change.
It is expensive, and prior to the most recent software upgrade it was
very slow for normal surfing. Dial-up was faster. The new software(which
is XP compatible) uses proxy and is a lot faster. They also have a new
modem coming out that uses a network connection rather than the USB on the
old modem. I haven't seen any download restrictions, but they aren't
running Kazaa and downloading movies 24/7 either. It is an option if DSL
or Cable are not, buit it is an expensive option. DSL costs me $30 a month
and I can't complain about the speed or quality.
After the trouble I had with DirecTV in Maine when we had storms that would
knock the signal out for up to 12 hours at a stretch, I went with cable down
here in Alabama. Wouldn't atmospheric conditions wreak the same havoc with
Direcway? Now that I've had my cable modem replaced (power cord kept
out and knocking me off the net) I can heartily recommend it. It is a little
(49.95 per month, ComCast) compared to dialup, but that's the price I pay
my wife to watch ThaiTV on the computer.
Fast, faster, fastest: Upgrade to Cable or DSL today!
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