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Satellite Internet Makes Life Easy For Many That Do Not Have Access To High Speed Services

Nov 28, 2007
For people who live outside the city limits and wish to catch up with the rest of the United States in the use of the internet, options are often very limited. DSL and cable internet services rarely extend too far outside the city limits in rural areas, so most of us who live out in the country have to resort to one of two things: dial-up service or satellite internet service.

Most of us know that dial-up service was the original way to get on the internet and unless you had two separate phone lines in your house, if you wanted to surf the internet, you had to keep your household phone line tied up as long as you were on it. For people who run businesses at home, this can be quite the inconvenience. Not only that, but dial-up is the slowest of all the modes of internet transportation and as soon as you start to dial a number on the phone line the internet is using, it disconnects and instantly ends all file transfers and stops any pages that were loading on your browser.

Satellite internet service will give you and your family all the benefits of dsl and cable internet service that people who live closer to towns and cities typically enjoy. The speed is just as high and the great thing about all broadband internet service types like this is the fact that it does not use a phone line.

Even though satellite internet service can cost more than other types of service, it is starting to gradually go down in price just like other types of broadband. This means that soon, it will be very affordable for families who live on farms or just a few hundred feet too far from where DSL or cable service ends.

Installation can be expensive, but some internet providers will allow you to skip the initial installation fee if you agree to pay a higher monthly fee for a certain period of time. This can be convenient if you cannot come up with the money to have the system installed all at once. An alternative to this would be to save up the money it costs for the installation, but sometimes it seems more convenient to just pay a little extra every month and skip the lump sum payment of the installation altogether. The choice is yours, but the only real option for those of us who live too far outside of town to acquire DSL or cable internet service, satellite, for now, is the only solution.
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