Satellite or Wireless Broadband

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This weekend I will be moving out into the country, where DSL / Cable internet are not available. My options will be Satellite broadband through Wild Blue or wireless broadband through a cell phone provider (likely verizon or sprint). Both are relative in cost, aside from installation fees, so its simply a matter of choosing the lesser of the two evils for my situation.

The majority of my internet use is for online gaming (Aion currently) with a good bit of web browser activity and email.

My concerns are latency from the providers, as well as limits on data transfer. Satellite provides 17 gigs of data, but my understanding is that the latency is higher due to the distance the information has to travel. Wireless broadband through a cell phone provider allows 5 gigs of data.

Which would be the better chose for online gaming and why?


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