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snowstorm
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  wildblue in 2005
on: 04. Jan 2005 at 21:41
 

Will this service come to us in May or March of 2005? They wont tell me hopefully next month?

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Reply #1 on: 04. Jan 2005 at 22:13
 

All I can get out of them is "2nd quarter 2005". Going by that, March is out - May remains a possiblity. I'm not holding my breath.
 
//greg//
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Randy Scott
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Reply #2 on: 25. Jan 2005 at 04:31
 

I spoke to the Master Distributor about a week ago and they don't look for service to be available until at least June 2005.  The Sales organization, which will be a combination of NRTC (a rural elect. coop) and two Master Distributors haven't even provided the sales agents with documentation to sell the service yet....it could easily slip into 3rd Q 2005 at this pace.
I will be updating the progress at: www.vsatus if you are interested.

   
Cameron
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Reply #3 on: 27. Jan 2005 at 04:53
 

Thanks for the update Randy... Hopefully it won't be later than that.

 
mrsat_98
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Reply #4 on: 23. Jun 2005 at 16:33
 

Wildblue has officially started with the expected ramp up availability of equipment happening as expected, slowly.

   
Dave Thompson
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Reply #5 on: 29. Aug 2005 at 05:41
 

I don't object to slippage of start-up dates.  However, after sending an email enquiry about service a week ago, it's as if the message went to Mars.  
 
They should at least respond with a "Not in your area, not yet."  The September "availability" is obviously a pipe dream.  
 
The service and pricing seems to be fantastic.  If not available by the middle of October, I'll have to go with DirecPC or some other.  
 
Dave Thompson

 
Greg
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Reply #6 on: 29. Aug 2005 at 19:52
 

This is what I am thinking, too.  Wild Blue might be vapor ware, I don't know, even if they have the satellite in the sky like someone was saying, that doesn't mean they can make it work in my area in a timely fashion.  Where I live it isn't really remote, but it is rural and the only options are dial up or sat.  I live about seven miles from a town of 12000.  Clearwire is coming to a town about 20 miles from that.  Wish they were here.

 
   
 Author  Topic: Does anyone know when Wild Blue will start ?  (Read 1227 times)
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  Does anyone know when Wild Blue will start ?
on: 01. Dec 2004 at 23:57
 

Does anybody know about the new Wildblue service launching early 2005.  I read it was faster than direcway

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  Re: wild blue
Reply #1 on: 02. Dec 2004 at 00:03
 

Supposedly faster, supposedly cheaper - both up front hardware costs and subsequent monthly subscriptions. Nobody's had a chance - no consumer group anyway - to test drive their algorithm for rain fade though. Ka-band wavelengths are notoriously susceptible.  
 
But I'm on the waiting list, anticipating start up next year.  If/when I actually get online with WildBlue, I'll be able to give you some first hand impressions.
 
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snowstorm
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Reply #2 on: 04. Jan 2005 at 21:43
 

Wild blue will 25 to 50 times faster than dial up.

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Reply #3 on: 04. Jan 2005 at 22:11
 


It's going to be shared bandwidth. The speed will be inversely proportional to the numbers of simultaneous users. 25-50 times faster than dialup is entirely possible, but don't look for it to be consistent.
 
//greg//
 

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Randy Scott
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Reply #4 on: 25. Jan 2005 at 04:36
 

Greg is right on the money.....the big question will be how much spot band technology can be "oversubscribed" and still deliver advertised speeds......it is crucial to the survival of this technology and relatively untested to this point.

Announcement of service start for WB satellite service

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   Author  Topic: Wildblue press release service start June 2005  (Read 647 times)
Eric Johnston
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  Wildblue press release service start June 2005
on: 16. Jun 2005 at 11:41
 

From Wildblue press release 19 May 2005:
 
WildBlue Communications, Inc. today announced the company's commercial service rollout will begin the first week in June.  As previously announced, WildBlue initially will be available through participating members of the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC).
 
The company has selected Bijou Telephone Cooperative (Bijou) as the NRTC member to install WildBlue's first customer.  Bijou provides telephone and dial-up Internet services to approximately 2500 customers along the I-70 corridor from the East side of Denver to Limon, Colorado.  
 
"The time has finally come!" exclaimed Tom Moore, CEO of WildBlue.  "We've completed our nationwide beta test, and a whole new world of information and opportunity awaits the estimated 20 million households that do not currently have access to DSL or cable modem Internet service.  WildBlue is proud to start offering broadband services to the people of small-town America and the underserved customers in out-of-the-way pockets all across the country.  WildBlue will reach these audiences, and will bring with it the benefits of high speed Internet access they have not been able to enjoy in the past."
 
The WildBlue service will be rolled out by NRTC members during the month of June, eventually being offered by over 280 rural electric and telephone companies by the end of the month.  WildBlue plans to add rural consumer electronics and satellite TV dealers across the country over the following few months, and expects to reach national availability of its service by the end of the third quarter 2005.
 
The company will offer three basic service packages to consumers and small businesses:  Value Pack - $49.95 per month for speeds up to 512 kbps; Select Pack - $69.95 per month for speeds up to 1.0 Mbps; and Pro Pack - $79.95 per month for speeds up to 1.5 Mbps.  All packages include ISP services including email and web space, the WildBlue Portal, featuring the latest news, information and entertainment, customer care, and an equipment warranty.  WildBlue will initially offer its equipment package for $299.00 and professional installation for $179.95.  Free installation will be offered by NRTC members as a special rollout promotion."
 
Best regards, Eric

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