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To: Mike Hagerty who wrote (52)10/13/1997 3:48:00 PM
From: greenspirit
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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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To: greenspirit who wrote (53)10/14/1997 8:11:00 AM
From: Mike Hagerty
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Thanks for all the info!! So, in your opinion, does it seem that your connection to the Net for surfing would pretty much NEVER have a problem? As long as you didn't try to email or download you could stay on the net continually without interruption? Or are there glitches there, too?

I know it's hard to get a salesperson to level with you about potential problems so I'd love to hear from someone actually using this.

Thanks again for all your help, Michael.

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To: Mike Hagerty who wrote (54)10/18/1997 1:37:00 AM
From: greenspirit
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To: Mike Hagerty who wrote (54)10/19/1997 11:54:00 PM
From: dale w ruckle
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I've just stumbled into this thread looked back 20 posts thot I'd
offer my experience with a sattelite service called BMI this is a
sub of Data Broadcast sym[DBCC] this service feeds all canadian /
US stocks and options @15 minute delay cost 60$/month.Many software titles available
available your choice.

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To: dale w ruckle who wrote (56)10/20/1997 9:58:00 AM
From: Mike Hagerty
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So how often have you been down? Can you get quotes during a major thunderstorm, etc. etc.? Are you missing data when you add up individual quotes?

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To: Mike Hagerty who wrote (57)11/4/1997 6:01:00 PM
From: SirAlexx
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Look at FTRK..they have a tracking device that is programmed for USSB, Direct TV, PrimeStar, and EchoStar.
futuretrak.com

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To: Ken Conaway who wrote (2)1/16/1998 12:16:00 AM
From: Robert Utne
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Why USSB may be a great buy:

1. USSB has a market value of about $450 per customer while most cable companies are valued at about $1,800 per customer.

2. The growth rate of USSB is projected to be 40% per year during the next five years.

3. HBO will be broadcasting in HDTV this summer and DirecTv and USSB are getting equipped to broadcast in HDTV. The DirecTv/USSB partnership keeps costs reasonable for USSB while, at the same time, they can piggyback on DirecTv marketing/sales.

4. Premium and PPV programming are the most profitable sides of DBS services.

The whole key is developing a large enough mass to achieve sustainable profitability. USSB has an excellent strategy and should develop into a tremendous money machine within two years.

Contrary opinions welcomed.....

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To: Robert Utne who wrote (59)1/16/1998 4:33:00 AM
From: Robert Utne
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DBS/DTH Subscriber Counts: skyreport.com

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To: Robert Utne who wrote (60)2/1/1998 9:32:00 AM
From: SirAlexx
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Check this press release out; could be a significant player in DBS;
FTRK just signed Lockheed to a manufacturing agreement;

quote.yahoo.com

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To: Ken Conaway who wrote ()4/23/1998 7:54:00 AM
From: SirAlexx
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Earnings are out....http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/980422/u_s_satell_1.html

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