I've had cable, Direct, and Dish. Direct kept raising prices but offering perks to new customers...and giving them more for less than I was paying. Tried pleading my case to no avail and as my contract was over, I switched to Dish. Very happy with dish for less money. Via e mail and phone calls Direct says they want me back but if I was such a desireable customer and nice guy...they should have given me the deal they gave others. Go DISH!
I am not real sure what they call the service I have, but we too are in the sticks, they repaved our road and when they did they redid the phone lines, but Verison used copper so we are still at the 56K modem speed, they say we are 1/2 mile too far away from the fiber optic
What I have is a little radio that is on the peak of my shop, and it is aimed at the water tower in town about 5 miles away that has a transmitter, I am supposed to have 1 GB outgoing and .3 GB incoming, it runs $40 per month, I have the basic service though. It seems to work fine for me, but if you wanted faster you can get in
The outfit I have is Rhino Communications, sometimes they do have problems that can be irritating, but I have learned that is the price of living in the sticks, and it is well worth it
Did some research and dish uses spectrum for phone service. Not a major network. There is some talk of buying Nextel but nothing pending. Their internet service is rated the best. We have their TV service and I'd call it good. Bill
I live west of Amarillo, out in the country on a farm. We had dial up about 10 years ago, and then got satellite internet from a company in Amarillo that has a deal on top of our local grain elevator. Best thing we ever did. I have Dishnetwork for TV. They are great. My internet service is $47.00 a month. Hope that helps. Charlie