Review by wh7qq
Good "good speed, reliability at this location"
- Location: Maunaloa,Maui,HI
- Cost Contract price not specified.
Bad "Some parts of US don't seem to get good service"
Overall "Find other users in your area"
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I came to Exede via a Dish dealer and had been a Starband customer previously. Exede is, to date, the best ISP I have had at this location in the 14 years I have been here. My speeds are routinely around 18+ Mbps down and dependability has been very good, with minimal rain fade. I have a 12Mbps/10G/month package ($59.95 + tax/month) and I never go over my b/w limit but I don't try to download movies, etc. My usage is primarily browsing and emails with occasional downloads of large files and monthly software upgrades of 3 linux boxes. I am located in the middle of the Hawaiian Beam which may have something to do with my good experience. Tech support is spotty...like with everything else these days. Late night calls are likely to be answered by offshore folks who are English challenged and rigidly tied to "the script".
Several items of advise: Go direct to Exede if you can, avoiding Dish and DirectTV package deals because their marketing can be shady and they will promise anything to make a sale. Make your dealer/installer give you some references to other local users and check them. Their experience, good or bad, will be representative of yours. Once you're into a contract, you are stuck with it for 2 years. Don't switch if you have good service from a cable or DSL provider as satellite is always a last resort for under-served locations. Don't expect to do movie downloads or heavily use cloud services. The inherent satellite latency will make some services problematic (VOIP, etc.) but not necessarily impossible.
With a good installation and reasonable expectations, your experience should be pretty good.
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