Outage for days in Central Illinois. In and out (mostly out). Anyone else? Reasons?
Folks it ALL depends on where you are, which satellite you're on and how many others are on that same "node." It will be different for different areas. That's why, since satellite internet first came into existence it has always been referred to generally as, "unreliable." The signal TO your house can be managed reliably (Dish, Direct TV) but internet access requires a second signal FROM your house and that is an unknown variable and why it cannot be managed reliably. They "guess" and pre-determine the amount of signal you will need going FROM your house and when you go over, rather than risk the services of others, they will either cut you off or slow you down appropriately, depending on your plan and the number of others on your "node." It is what it is. You wouldn't be able to afford it any other way and they have to make sure their government and business contracts have all they need. You know how you put your card in at a gas station pump and in the middle of nowhere at the side of the road it magically reads your card, determines it's validity and turns on the pump? That's all satellite and they ain't risking that system going down that's for sure. When you get a ticket and the cop is in his car filling out and printing a ticket communicating with his superior, the criminal data base and maybe even a judge? That's all satellite and they ain't about to risk that system goin down neither - not to mention the huge pull the military has on the system. Starting to see how this all works and where we lie in the food chain?