Satellite Broadband Internet Services: Anytime Anywhere Connectivity

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Broadband Internet access is a high speed access to the internet & is one of the fastest & most popular ways to connect to the internet. The standard broadband technologies in most areas are DSL and cable internet but it is not possible for everyone to get DSL or cable service, particularly in rural/underserviced areas or for the people on the move.

Here come Satellite Internet Services or Wireless Internet services in picture. Satellite broadband is Internet connectivity provided by satellite, rather than dial-up, DSL (digital subscriber line) or cable service. DSL and cable are wired services while Satellite internet works on a wireless system.

To use DSL, one needs to be located within a certain distance of the service, but Wireless internet can be available practically anywhere as connectivity comes from an orbiting satellite in the sky. The coverage area is pretty much the entire continental United States and many other locations throughout the world which includes rural & remote locations.

DSL or cable services can be disruptive & problematic with cables being cut which can occur frequently, but Wireless internet services are immune to these problems as connectivity comes from an orbiting satellite in the southern sky.

How Satellite Internet Works

Satellite broadband is linked to a dish network subscriber service and provides speeds similar to other broadband technologies. This service uses a satellite dish for two-way (upload and download) data communications. The technology used is called Internet Protocol (IP) Multicasting technology, which means up to 5,000 channels of communication being served by a single satellite simultaneously. IP multicasting sends data from one point to many points in compressed format. Compression reduces the size of the data and the bandwidth.

The Internet feed is beamed from satellite to a dish installed at the subscriber's home. Requests are sent up to the satellites orbiting around the earth thousands of miles away. When a satellite broadband subscriber sends a command to fetch a Web page, the request is sent to a satellite in geostationary orbit, then the signal travels back to earth to the satellite service provider & page data is exchanged & is finally sent back to the user. Satellite broadband can deliver speeds of 2 mbps downstream & 1mbps upstream.

Satellite Internet Advantages

Some of the reasons why one opt for the wireless internet service are as follows: anywhere & anytime accessibility, mobility for those who need internet connection while travelling, a reliable & versatile service, high speed capability, minimal service disruptions.

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