Tuesday, November 20, 2012

DirecTV announces satellite broadband pricing tiers

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Today DirecTV announced that it is launching a new satellite broadband service geared towards rural consumers, who don't have access to fiber optics, DSL, cable or something similar or it is too expensive.

There are data caps, which is common with satellite internet. One good thing about this package though is that there is a grace period every day, from 12:00AM and 5:00AM every night where data used won't count towards your cap.

Here are the plans available:

  • $39.99 for 10GB
  • $69.99 for 15GB
  • $119.99 for 25GB
However, these plans are at a reduced rate right now. The discount only applies for the first half of a two-year contract, and there is a $49.99 installation fee which will be refunded on the first bill. The pricing plans for DirecTV's satellite service are only available until January 31st of next year. Keep in mind, this service is aimed at rural users.

Surprisingly enough, the caps on this plan are lower of most (if not all) cellular carriers here in the United States. Of course the two different types of internet access are different, but that thought made it's way into my mind. Let me know of your thoughts below.