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To: Mike Hagerty who wrote (52)10/13/1997 3:48:00 PM
From: greenspirit   of 62
Mike, first let me prefice this by saying I don't own a Satellite Net connection, I have just read and investigated how it works and it's price.

Here is what I have found.... When you buy a connection via Mini dishes you still need your local ISP. The way I understand it, you can surf wonderfully but if you want to email or download you need an ISP as a throughput.
So your service, I would guess, will depend on your ISP as well as your mini dish company.
You also need to buy the hardware, which can cost between 99.00 and 400.00 bucks, plus the mini dish net service fee 19.00, plus the local ISP around 19.00. Along with this since your getting a mini dish, you probably will want the Television services of about 29.00 a month, not counting USSB movie channels-add another 5-30 bucks.
The mini dishes come with spliters so you can run one coaxial to you television and one to your computer.
Unfortunatly if you split one of the coaxials to other televisions in your home they say the signal is degraded and it's not recommended.

As you can see a pretty expensive setup.

The hardware and technology is literally changing by the month though, so I would look for things to change rather quickly.

If anyone has these systems, they may be able to provide a better response or correct any misunderstandings I have.

Regards, Michael

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