What is satellite internet?
For too many years now, folks who lived in more rural areas of the country assumed that they couldn't get high-speed internet in their homes. They thought that since they lived too far from the grid, no Internet providers would offer any service in their areas. But with modern Satellite Internet technology, that’s not the case anymore.
Satellite Internet service works very similarly to how satellite TV systems work. Providers beam a stream of data into your home all the way from satellites hovering above the Earth out in space. Satellite Internet, however, is a two-way signal, as the Internet requires information to be transmitted in both directions – downloaded from and uploaded to the web. And since that signal has much farther to travel than other, earthbound internet connections, there is often a delay, even if it’s only an average of 600ms slower than land connections. But the signal is a reliable, “always on” internet connection that doesn't tie up your phone line, so you’re able to talk and surf at the same time.
Even if your house is located in a secluded area, this satellite technology allows you the possibility of still having home internet service. There are no wires to run to your house, so Satellite Internet can often broadcast to rural areas far from cable's reach. Just make sure to have the satellite technician come out to install the dish properly and orient it to have a clear line of sight to the satellite’s access point. Otherwise, trees and other obstructions could prove problematic and disrupt your signal.