Satellite

Satellite

Satellite Internet in your area.

There is a location in space where you can place a satellite and it will be orbiting the Earth at the same speed the Earth is rotating. The satellite makes a complete orbit around the Earth in 24 hours. Geostationary satellites can only be located at 22,300 miles directly above the Earth's equator and nowhere else for this to happen correctly. The orbiting satellite transmits and receives its information to a location on Earth called the Network Operations Center . The NOC is connected to the Internet, and all communication made from a satellite dish to the orbiting satellite will have to run through the NOC before it reaching the Internet.

Satellite Internet will require that the customer have a technician come to the location and install a dish.

Satellite Internet Benefits:

  • If your options are limited in terms of technology (where you only have dial-up or DSL), you will have better speeds and quality of service with Satellite. 
  • No matter your location, there is a satellite signal that is probably going to be able to reach you. The geostationary satellites have a global reach. 
  • The technician installation is pretty simple and doesn't take too much time. Once it is set-up you will be able to use that internet connection for all your devices. 

Satellite Internet Limitations:

  • Latency is usually the main downfall of a satellite connection. The fact that the data has to leave to the Earth's atmosphere and come back reduces the possibility of reaching higher internet speeds. 
  • Weather not only in the local area of service but everywhere in the world would be able to have an effect on the performance of the satellite internet. 
  • Powerline technology transmit broadband through copper cable wiring which means that it is more secure. It cannot be hacked or suffer misappropriate use from outside.