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Just my .02 on satellite broadband...

I'm not sure you need a truck roll for it. I self-installed my Dish network satellite TV setup, no problem. (Well, you need to be able to use a compass, a level and a protractor) There's no lines to check the condition of, right?
Where I am, I'll probably never have either DSL or cable, so it's my only choice. I'm paying $40 for Dish network and will probably soon add a second phone line which I'm guessing is another $30. So $100 a month actually sounds pretty reasonable.
So, can starband make money at $100 without truck rolls?
And, anyone that has starband, how is it?
They appear to have the goal of 50kbps up/ 150k down at peak times. Even though the modem can do 50K, at peaks I often am only getting 1K or so actually due to (I presume) ISP congestion.
OTOH, if I paid $100 a month and it got popular, and the shared BW dropped and I still suffered ISP (as opposed to connection) limitations, I'd be pretty unhappy. Guess I'm a pragmatist....

== dj
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