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					What About the Option of Satellite Internet?

<p>Everyone knows by now that cable providers also offer an Internet
package along with their list of channels. You may have wondered, since a
cable company can connect you to the web, wouldn't a satellite provider
be able to do the same thing? Yes, there is such a thing as satellite
Internet. This service is often times marketed in locations where a
terrestrial connection is not possible. Additionally, travelers who are
constantly on the move may be in need of this service. Because of the
technology, the service is available worldwide and can even provide web
access to people at sea or in vehicles.</p><p>How does satellite Internet
work? The connection is made possible by a satellite floating in
geostationary orbit. This object can relay information from the service
provider to individual customers. In some locations where terrestrial
Internet is not available, satellite and cellular broadband may be the
only options. Though originally this was known for being an expensive
option, in recent years the subscription rate has come down. Why the
change? Obviously, the market is becoming very competitive and satellite
providers want to compete against other providers.</p><p>Are there any
disadvantages to satellite broadband? Technically speaking, there is a
chance that there could be a signal delay, from the satellite and down to
earth, since this space measures about 22,000 miles. However, such a
delay is usually not noticeable and may only last 500
milliseconds.</p><p>What are some of the advantages of using satellite
broadband instead of other ISP providers? Obviously, a fast connection
available anywhere in the world (what you would call global broadband
accessibility) is the best advantage. Not only can you receive a signal
anywhere in the world, you can even keep your Internet connection if you
are mobile.</p><p>There are some other considerations to keep in mind.
Like any Internet connection, drop outs can occur during travel or during
bad weather. Two-way satellite services can often have problems with
latency, while a one-way satellite service will require a modem or
another means of data uplink. Just as with TV, the resident will have to
set up a fairly large dish measuring about 40 inches or so. A satellite
broadband company will usually handle the installation,
however.</p><p>The good news is that with satellite, you get a fast and
stable connection. DSL Internet, in contrast, is not available at any
location, especially in isolated rural areas. Satellite can reach those
hard-to-find locations and offer service where DSL or cable is not even
an option.</p><p>This isn't to say that satellite Internet is a last
resort only. In fact, many subscribers may actually prefer satellite over
cable or DSL, especially if they have tried the others but have found the
service unsatisfying. Some residents may want to bundle their Internet
and TV contracts together and perhaps enjoy additional savings. You never
know until you ask! So why not check for satellite availability in your
area? It's a good bet that the option will be there, regardless of where
you are!</p><p>As America's leading satellite internet service provider,
<a target="_new" href="http://www.satellitestarinternet.com/">Hughes
Net</a> delivers broadband speeds up to 50x faster than dial-up. <a
target="_new"
href="http://www.satellitestarinternet.com/hughesnet_plans_pricing.html">
Hughes Net internet</a> service is available anywhere in the contiguous
U.S. and with lease options and free standard installation, getting
started is easy and affordable.</p>

				
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