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 Residential Services

WildBlue

Direcway




Consumer Packages

3

1




Home Office Packages

1

1




Standard Equipment & Install Costs

$399

$599
(less $100 mail-in rebate)




Consumer’s Contract Term

12 months

15 months




Dish Size

26” x 28”

23” x 39”




Outdoor Unit Weight

30 lbs

70+ lbs




Maximum Speed Available*

1.5Mbps

No




DOCSIS Standard Technology

Yes

No




Latency

600 ms average

900 ms average




Ka-Band Technology

Yes

No




Circular Polarization

Yes

No




Spot Beam Technology

Yes

No




Transmitter

 3 watts

1 watt (residential)
2 watt (small business)




U.S.-Based Customer Care
 

Yes

No




30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee

No

No







Free AntiVirus/AntiSpyware

1-Year (F-Secure)

No







Fair Access Policy**

30-Day rolling

4-Hour blocks







Dial-Up Access (when traveling)

Free with Pro Pack
(otherwise $7.95/month)

$15/month







Customer Satisfaction

94+%

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*Consumer and home office products.
**Refers to measurement period for data transmission limits.
Direcway is a registered trademark of Hughes Electronics Corporation.

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