Broadband Satellite DSL Service Information

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Broadband Satellite DSL

The information superhighway has grown by leaps and bounds in the last few years. If you are still using dialup Internet access, you have probably noticed a rapid decline in the apparent speed of your Internet connection over the last few years. Well, I'm here to tell you, it's not your connection - it is the nature of the Internet. More and more people are moving to some type of broadband service, be it satellite, cable, DSL, FIOS, or cellular - and as a result, web page designers have added more content to their sites. More content = more bandwidth needed = dialup Internet access getting slower. You just can't get dialup to attain the speeds needed to appreciate the Internet as it is today.

If you live in a fairly populated area, it's possible that you have access to DSL or Cable service. But if you're like me, living out in the woods, there seems to be no option. But wait - there is! The same technology used to send satellite television signals can be used for Internet access as well. WildBlue and HughesNet are the two major satellite Internet service providers in North America, and both offer packages that will give you speeds from 512k (roughly 10-15 times faster than dialup) to 5Mbps (roughly 100-150 times faster than dialup), and all from a very small 36" dish AND without using your phone line.

Prices vary from location to location, but there are always great installation deals (usually free) and rebates/discounts to be had.

Service is as reliable as it gets. You should be aware however, it is a satellite receiver, and performance can be affected by inclement weather. This is usually not a problem unless weather conditions are severe, as in thunderstorms, hail storms, etc.. Very cloudy weather will slow the speed down some occasionally, but not usually enough to even be noticed.

Many people that live in a community setting will sometimes have a contract that states they can't have large aerial antennas, which isn't a problem. The satellite Internet dish conforms to FCC regulations as a "satellite reception device" and as such falls under the same category as a TV dish.

If you are interested in finding out more about broadband satellite DSL, check out now.

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This article was published on 2010/04/03