@lizzyGSR the satellite services available in my area have download limits that aren't even reasonable. We had to set up software updates for 3 a.m. during our "free time". If we went over the download limit accidentally we got penalized & reduced down to dial-up speed, it was totally ridiculous. Oh & email was included in your download limit. You also had to sign up for a 2 year contract & that was bad when you found out you hated it. There are two such "services" available in our area. I'm glad you like yours, I guess everyone has to find what works for them in their area.
@MrsProf I agree with danz that you have mostly roosters there, so I guess you'll have several for butcher or selling. I think your hubby was mis-led unfortunately & the reason they're not laying is that they're not hens.
I'm pretty sure that Exede is available in all of KS. The download limits available at 10G, 15G, and 25G per month. That isn't enough for some families that watch all their TV online, but it is plenty for most people. It is expensive compared to some other services, but if you don't have good service available in your area, it really is worth it. Satellite is the only thing available where I live ('cuz I live in a hole) so I really have no choice. Also, you can't judge one satellite company by another. I had Exede's competition (not saying names), for 2 years and wasn't happy with them. Exede truly is a different company than the rest. I'm not trying to convince you, just telling you my opinion. If you look for a dealer in your area, there's probably one that would let you try out the interent at their location. Unfortunately, Exede does require a 2 year contract.
My experience with Satellite was identical to Trish's. And I was stuck on the two year contract as well. And then when the two years were up and I sent their inside equipment back to them, which incidentally cost me a couple hundred dollars, they were supposed to send me $50 back and never did. They over sold the area and I had better service with dial up than them. Plus any time it rained or there were sun spots or heavy clouds we lost service. They said there were no limits but they would cut you back if you used much. Obviously there were no limits because there was no chance on earth we would ever exceed them with slow speeds and having our service cut back when we used it.
I know you have great service out there Lizzy but I am going to have to hear from someone in this area that has satellite they are happy with before I consider it again. I get very tempted cause my bill is so high but I depend on the internet for virtually every thing. There seems to be a lot of companies out there now that all advertise about the same thing. I just haven't heard anyone that is satisfied just yet. When Hughes net came out a lot of people went to it as opposed to Wild Blue which was what the forerunner was. But everyone had an equally bad experience. Dish has made some lucrative offers and since we have Dish TV and are very satisfied it is tempting. I don't know anyone who has Dish internet around here though. And then there is Exede and a few other companies that advertise. I will definitely switch when I feel it is going to work.
Most people around here use a local antennae service but I am in a low spot and can't get reception from them. And they do have limits per package which would make my usage expensive.
Looking forward to a busy week but good weather. It's amazing how much better I feel when I know we have a warmer forecast. Now if I could just split into about 10 people to get things done I'd be happy.
Again, I wish there was a dealer close to you that could let you try out internet at their location. I have truly been quite happy with my Exede, and I'm not just saying that 'cuz I'm a dealer. Also, I'll tell you the same thing I told Trish - you can't judge one satellite company by another's service. I really wihs Exede had a trial period so you could try it out. I think you'd be happier with it than your current company, but the only way you can get it is to sign up for the 2 year contract. I find that frustrating, but my hands are tied on that one.