The DirecPC/Pegasus two-way satellite connection has been virtually unusable for a month now. Hughes was stonewalling for most of that time, refusing to acknowledge that there was any problem with the system. In the last few days, they’ve finally admitted the obvious, that something is terribly wrong, although clear explanations are hard to come by. A fix is promised, but no firm commitment about the timetable – speculation ranges from two weeks to much longer.

I was excited about the satellite service for people out of range of DSL and cable access. I’m still excited about the potential. But don’t order right now!

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