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By: Chris Channing
Satellite Internet has long been something that was only available to the government and business types in society. But thanks to consumerism and the fact that technology is becoming less expensive all the time, satellite Internet is starting to become more geared towards consumers and business alike- not just those with deep pockets.

Satellite Internet works by using a receiver that conferences with a satellite in orbit. The satellite then beams the communications information to the location in which it is being sent, and likewise sends the reply, if any, back to the sender.
The process may seem complicated, but the result is speeds that are going to be many times faster than the average telephone modem. Spaceway DSL as satellite Internet has become to be called is offered by a few major companies in particular.
DirecWay was a very popular service that was acquired by HughesNet, in which point in time HughesNet became one of the most dependable and trusted sources in satellite Internet services. Others such as Wild Blue have been made popular, and "shopping around" for such things is recommended for best effect.
The big difference between a government and business connection and a consumer connection is speed and pricing. Consumers have been able to get satellite Internet only because they are agreeing to have lesser speeds than those who are paying more inflated costs. The trade, as most consumers will certainly find, is well worth the effort. Most consumer applications won't even need the lines that businesses use, so bandwidth is rarely a problem.
The only benefit that other forms of high speed Internet and even telephone connections have over satellite is that they are usually on during heavy storms and blizzards, in which case satellite Internet may take a turn for the worst. A somewhat clear atmosphere is necessary to make a connection to the satellite, and if this connection isn't made, then one can't access the Internet. Recent technologies have lessened this effect, but it is still possible to experience it. DSL via satellite varies in installation requirements.
Some wireless satellites will only need to conference with a local tower- meaning the receiver is going to be very small. Other satellites in remote locations will be large and will require placement on a roof or on a stand in a small clearing.
This depends on the ISP, room available, and how close to civilization one lives. Closing Comments In the end the act of getting a satellite Internet connection is quite exciting. No more tied up telephone lines, slow download speeds, and annoying noises when trying to connect to the Internet! Consumers who are interested should look on the Internet for best deals on where to buy and how to apply for best options in satellite Internet.

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  1. Anonymous // July 27, 2009 at 2:06 PM  

    Great article


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