If you haven't already, peruse through the posts on data problems and you'll easily see where I'm coming from. Satellite internet is kind-of like an STD, you're not really worried about it until you get it and then you realize you're stuck with it or it's going to cost a lot of money to deal with it. Just like the family the controls ViaSat, satellite internet (as a whole) is a disgrace to it's users. The biggest sham right off the bat, that most of you know by now, is the abysmal data limits that are more fit for cell phone usage than PC use. PC's ,laptops and the ever-growing large tablet market use HAS to have routine up grades to maintain proper performance, there is no way to get around this, unless you take your equipment over to a friends house and do your upgrades from there and hopefully they don't have satellite service or your friendship will sour quickly. I've seen so called IT experts on her telling people the best ways to save on data usage, all-the-while still sidestepping the fact that there just isn't enough data available to be had to properly maintain a computer, period! Evidently satellite internet is not ready for the mainstream user, more in what I would describe as in Beta stage, just trying to figure out how everything works. So they either can't figure out an optimal way to distibute data through the link, or they are intentionally and pourposefuly stripping our wallets for their personal gain. So no matter what kind of horror stories you hear about cable internet(besides customer service)it will be far superior to satellite in both cost and relaiability. So unless you have no choice as to where you get your internet from, retain your sanity and steer clear of satellite till they get their act together. Information filled rant complete.