In Reply to: If you live in an area with winter WEATHER, be prepared to... posted by AK on Thu, Nov 17 2022 at 09:24 AM CST:
: ...have outages! I used satellite for work for years, and here is my experience.
: It is painfully slow compared to cable, but it was my only option so better than nothing and it did work fine.
: Make sure you get the max bandwidth you can if others are going to be sharing it with you. Don't allow the family to use it while you're working -- especially not streaming movies, etc. It eats up your bandwidth and then your service will slow you down even more.
: Consider placement carefully and think about how tall those trees are going to get before having it installed.
: Also, if you rely on it for work, you will need to have the dish put in a place where you can easily reach it to brush the snow off.
: Wind plus rain or snow = a spotty connection. The owl who thought it was a good spot for resting on it also seemed to impact the speed - weird, huh?
: It can and does work, you'll just need patience.
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