Here's the latest news about problems with databahn and their reselling of the Unasat service:
DALLAS, Texas -- Jun 12, 2006 dataBahn Inc., a pioneering leader in next- generation commercial satellite broadband solutions today released that it filed suit against Unasat Communications last month citing Breach of Contract, Breach of Warranty under the Uniform Commercial Code, Tortious Interference with Prospective Advantage, Breach of Good Faith and Fair Dealing and other declaratory relief.
dataBahn executed a wholesale bandwidth agreement with Unasat Communications in early 2005 to provide space segment and network services supporting the introduction of their DOCSIS based Surfbeam modem to the commercial satellite market. The suit, filed May 24th, 2006 in Federal Court, cites eleven aggregated complaints against Unasat Communications LLC, including failure to deliver adequate bandwidth services as contracted, interfering with and disrupting customers’ broadband services to confuse and frustrate dataBahn customers and enticement of dataBahn dealers to align directly with Unasat in order to compete against dataBahn. Damages, estimated in the millions of dollars, continue to accrue.
“This behavior dwarfs the harassment and strong- arming that phone companies like Sprint and MCI had to fight during the ‘80’s and ‘90’s telecommunications wars as they battled the major Bell’s for unrestricted line access to serve their customers”, said Ted Lindsley, Founder & CEO of dataBahn. “Unasat’s disregard for contractual agreements and commitments is shocking but their refusal to respond to our emails and phone calls made it clear these actions are intentional.” dataBahn has secured new satellite capacity and network infrastructure to serve it’s customers more effectively and has made a substantial capital investment in their own ground station and space segment access. These improvements will help dataBahn customers avoid an interruption in service, and significantly extend the reach and capabilities of the dataBahn services network. dataBahn has been dispatching technicians to every site location at no cost to the customer to provision the upgraded services.
-------------------- Bill Adams Winegard Company Posts: 15726 | From: Traveling the Western US | Registered: May 2003
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quote:Originally posted by Lorne Waters: If Wildblue,with it's new found financial boost and partnering, were to really take off, picking up tons of dissatisfied Hughsnet customers, could hughesnet start advertising for mobile users?.... If the price of the Motosat type units were less could they make up for any of the loss to WB?
Anything is possible, but HughesNet is more likely to put a greater emphasis on Enterprise customers than to go after some 10-12,000 mobile accounts out there. Pure business customers already represent the most profitable segment of HughesNet revenue.
Posts: 606 | From: Monument, CO | Registered: Mar 2005
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For what it's worth, I just had WildBlue installed at a permanent location in northern New Mexico. The service has been flawless to this point and the support from Kit Carson Telecom (part of the electric co-op by the same name) has also been great. I have a friend in Angel Fire, NM who has been using WB since April and he sings their praises as well. The installers refused to mount the dish on the fifth wheel we have at that location...even though it would have been permanent. The dish had to be mounted to a non-mobile structure.
-------------------- John Moore Monaco Executive F3 Dish 7000S SatMex5-117W Linksys Wireless The main reason the DataStorm can be a great tool is this forum! If you haven't donated yet...go to http://www.datastormusers.com/donate.cfm to do your part. Posts: 53 | Registered: Sep 2003
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