What Satellite Technology Means to the Computer User

Today broadband service is one of the most common types of service to have for connecting to the Internet and the days of using dialup service is left for people that do little more than get online once a week to check their email. What satellite technology has done is make it possible for people that do not live in populated areas to have a way to connect to the Internet.

Living in a rural area does not mean being stuck with a dialup connection, because satellite Internet works in much the same way as satellite television. There is a small dish mounted for sending and receiving data. Since the service depends on this dish there is no need for other ways of connecting, this is a service that is made for high-seed in the rural area and at the same time there are download speeds of 1.0 for home users and higher for home office users.

This technology means that surfing the web is fast, websites load at the blink of an eye and there is no waiting for pictures to download. That is a large advantage over the way that people living in rural areas are used to connecting using their telephone line and what that means is not only is the telephone line tied up, but only one computer in the house can be online at a time. Only having one connection can cause problems in some households when there is more than one computer in the house. When there is a shared connection it can cause problems doing homework, doing work at home or even just getting a turn to check email. All of the computers are able to surf the web, check email, play games and do research at the same time when it is a satellite broadband connection that is being used. The remarkable thing about having all of the computers in the house online means everyone can do what they need to get done. While it will slow the broadband connection down, it will still be many times faster than what a dialup connection would be.

It also makes it possible for people that have changed from dialup to will be able to use the Internet sites that hold videos that they could not see prior because downloading video takes a high-speed connection in order to load and play correctly. There are also the game sites that could not be used, because they could not load properly or run the graphics that make the games fun and since there is the technology to provide the speed that is needed even in a rural area.

Technology has made living in a rural area easy when surfing the net with a connection that is always on and one that has less down time than other services that can slow down or even disappear in bad weather or if the lines are disturbed until they are repaired. This is because the dish is not connected to any telephone lines or wires and the satellite it connects with in space is not affected by weather or other disturbances.