Dish Network Satellite - Dish Internet Service Extremely Poor Choice
Dish HT1000 (Hughes) Service - Complaint
PINE MOUNTAIN CLUB, CALIFORNIA -- After searching for a higher speed internet service in our remote location mountains, I was convinced that Dish Internet would be the way to go. Speeds were advertised as "up to 15 M down and 10 M up". Wow was that wrong! After installation, SPEEDTEST.NET showed about 5 M down and 200-300K up. So slow it took almost an hour to send some photos. Mostly it would just TIME OUT and my email service would then fail.
Then Dish doesn't advertise that my home security cameras could not be accessed remotely, my home automation wouldn't work, SKYPE is near worthless and the download stopped in actual use is less than a Meg, even though it tests faster.
After 4 days, I told them to "come get it" and was threatened with a huge penalty. Since I have 3 DISH TV accounts, I got them to waive the penalty, since I considered this false advertising and basically JUNK. I would cancel my over 20 years service with them if they penalized me.
Be careful. This service is only good for light web surfing and email. It is not for high end users.