"Headline" The End of SKY Sat Dishes....

May 1, 2009
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We use half gb per day here in Spain through our EE .We have a 30 gb package but only 15 allowance abroad.Manage news and some soap each day.Some site wi fi have worked well also.Radio takes less .
Shame EE dont allow more as we have a good signal everywhere so far.
Rain,wind,9 deg here today in Benicassim.Thats when we want more.
 
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The Sky satellite feed is faultless except in extreme torrential rain.

Moore's Law doesn't seem to apply to UK broadband outside big cities. I wish the BB we get was even close. Download speeds have improved recently from a previous best of 500kb/s to a maximum 7mb/s, but in the evenings it is noticeably slower and often drops out completely. Not acceptable for any TV streaming never mind full HD. I have the original cable terminating outside the house (installed I think by Telewest) so Virgin Media could be available; but it is relatively expensive, has a reputation locally for slow downloads at peak times, and doesn't offer all channels I actually enjoy viewing.

I won't rush to get one of those "Sticks" either. I don't use wi-fi at home. Long term RF exposure from wireless data systems may be a potential health hazard. Let's wait for the results of expert longitudinal studies. Perhaps the new technology industry has its dirty secrets. 40 years ago I was dealing with injury claims from workers exposed to microwaves. Nobody seems to have predicted those injuries, so I am sceptical about the safety of continuous RF exposure in the home even at low levels. Excuse my tinfoil hat.

So it's a NO from me for the foreseeable future. :)

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jumar

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Interesting concept....will SKY allow usage outside the UK.....
 
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