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Message started by Ri-uk on Apr 1st, 2008 at 4:56pm

Title: Micronet (getbroadbandanywhere.com) not Responding
Post by Ri-uk on Apr 1st, 2008 at 4:56pm
Hello all,

Why Micronet (www.getbroadbandanywhere.com) company not responding to my letters
I send letters to Micronet by e-mail info@getbroadbandanywhere.com and Resellers@micronetbroadband.com

Maybe someone knows why?
Maybe Micronet company is closed...

I am looking for a 1 way good satellite internet connection in Ukraine/Russia!

Title: Re: Micronet (getbroadbandanywhere.com) not Respon
Post by Mark on Apr 3rd, 2008 at 11:55am
Hi,  I'm not sure why they are not responding to you.  However, to assist on your satellite enquiry, one way satellite is not as available as it used to be.  Basically it was used as a "low cost" method of allowing satellite connectivity.  Over the years the pricing has now reduced to a level where two-way is more affordable.

Feel free to view our website link below, and if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to email me directly.  


Best regards

Mark Bennett
mark@worldwidecomms.net
+44 1387 270901

Worldwide Comms Ltd
www.worldwidecomms.net

Title: Re: Micronet (getbroadbandanywhere.com) not Respon
Post by Mark on Apr 3rd, 2008 at 12:03pm
Just found your answer to the website :-

MicroNet's is currently upgrading it's it back end systems & website, ... contact us to be sent the required information: : info@getbroadbandanywhere.com ...
www.getbroadbandanywhere.com/ - 10k - Cached - Similar pages


Regards

Mark Bennett
www.worldwidecomms.net
mark@worldwidecomms.net

Title: Re: Micronet (getbroadbandanywhere.com) not Respon
Post by Ri-uk on Apr 3rd, 2008 at 3:44pm

Mark wrote on Apr 3rd, 2008 at 11:55am:
Hi, †I'm not sure why they are not responding to you. †However, to assist on your satellite enquiry, one way satellite is not as available as it used to be. †Basically it was used as a "low cost" method of allowing satellite connectivity. †Over the years the pricing has now reduced to a level where two-way is more affordable.

Feel free to view our website link below, and if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to email me directly. †

Worldwide Comms Ltd
www.worldwidecomms.net

You really can give me 1-2 Mbits/s Unlimited Download with "No Fair Use Policy" package only 200-300Euro/month?
I very much doubt it...

Title: Re: Micronet (getbroadbandanywhere.com) not Respon
Post by Eric Johnston on Apr 3rd, 2008 at 5:29pm
Just an opinion....

I don't think that one way satellite internet has ever gone away and it still has potential for the future, provided it is adequately paid for.

There have been the very low prices quoted coupled with marketing phrases like "unlimited" and "no FAP".   Lots of people have been taken in by this.  Systems that involve inserting a PC card into your PC and running special software can cost a great deal in customer support and there are often unresolvable disputes about hardware and software upsetting the customer PC.  Who is to blame and can it be put right ?

The price has been too low for what people were led to expect, so what they actually got had far lower capacity than they expected.  

If you paid say $35 per month then you may well have been sharing 1 Mbit/s with 200 other people.   You might have been told that this was "1 Mbit/s service, with unlimited downloads and no FAP".   The no FAP bit means the service provider can't afford a fair traffic management system or lacks the skill to operate one.  A shared system with no FAP is not good; it is bad as it allows a free-for-all where severe congestion is inevitable.

I believe that one-way service can get past this bad reputation, but it will need service providers prepared to provide a proper FAP system and clearly state a table of fast, medium and slowed bit rates and corresponding Mbytes downloaded, per every 8 hours, for example.  The lack of a need for any transmit licence is a big plus, with the return path via any terrestrial wireless, mobile phone or fixed network.

Please note that the word 'unlimited' is banned in this forum in connection with any kind of service that appears to me to be a shared service.

Best regards, Eric.

Title: Re: Micronet (getbroadbandanywhere.com) not Respon
Post by Mark on Apr 4th, 2008 at 11:23am
Further to the one way satellite service, the OpenSky service is outsourced by Eutelsat to MBI Italy, itís not a mainstream service anymore but still operational although I donít know on which satellites it is available.

If all you need is a DVB-S downlink service, you can also do that on a two-way hub, by using the downlink only. So, for example you can request a satellite service provider for bandwidth with only forward capacity.

Eric, your comments are very accurate, and indeed there are many companies who state their solutions are "unlimited", and indeed have adopted that approach to overcome pricing issues to a non-technical customer.   May I point out that several of these companies are listed as providers on this website.

As Worldwide Comms Ltd is a service provider, with our own hub facilities we have the flexibility to offer a range of services that you would not get from a bundled reseller.

To reiterate, as a true service provider, the limiting factor of any service provided is the users budget.

Ri-UK, if you email me, we can send you pricing for a contended service which will provide 1Mbps/512kbps to fit your budget.


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