Satellite Internet Anywhere in AmericaAdded: Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
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Most citizens of the United States have broadband connections that feature download speeds of 50 to 100 Mbps. Nevertheless, about 120 million of people in the country are completely lacking broadband connection, with 19 million living in areas where they can’t subscribe to a wired broadband connection at all.
The Consumer Electronics Show, hosted by Las Vegas, has recently revealed that satellite Internet providers can offer considerably better services in the areas where broadband connection is unavailable. The show was a great opportunity for such firms as HughesNet and ViaSat to explain the insights of their modern satellites. The companies announced that their connections were powerful enough to provide anyone with download speeds of 10 to 15Mbps and upload speeds of 1 to 3 Mbps.
Nevertheless, the companies admitted that there were still some problems to be fixed. For instance, satellite connection gives about half-second latency, which is a problem for a gamer, because that latency was just enough to cause delay. However, for people who are just looking to use the Internet for online streaming, and basically any type of online browsing, those services are more than ok.
As for price, ViaSat’s Exede – a service that was started last year and constituted a major improvement for both downloading and uploading speeds – provides a maximum download speed of 12 Mpbs and 3 Mbps upload speed. This is true for any package, while the price difference is defined by data usage. For instance, data usage is unlimited from between midnight to 5am. 10GB of data can be bought for $50 per month, 15GB for $80, and 25GB for $130.
Another company, HughesNet, has similar prices, with subscriptions ranging between $40 and $100 per month. Its download speeds is 10 to 15 Mpbs and data usage ranges from 20 to 40 GB per month.
What differs these two firms from other Internet providers is that their home systems both receive and transmit. Both services are able to cover the continental US, Hawaii, and a big chunk of Alaska by using spot beam technology. However, there’s a tiny problem for satellite Internet providers – all the money is being put into the developing of broadband technology. The providers point out that it’s better to subsidize satellite broadband and the connection will be available literally overnight, or as long as it takes to ship the product out.
January 9th,2013Posted by:
Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
|I have Hughesnet and it sucks...even for browsing. The only time I get broadband like speeds is between 2am and 7am.|
|posted by (2013-01-09 18:38:31)|
|This story is bull. what do you think the military use?|
They stopped using pigeons a long time ago.
I don`t think they use adsl or cable either.
|posted by (2013-01-09 20:36:05)|
|i would think the military would keep there satts just for there use, im pretty sure this related just for public use. The military's phone sat system is considerably more advanced then any consumer networks too.|
|posted by (2013-01-09 20:47:44)|
|The military, particularly the Navy uses a sub-contracted system for Internet and telecommunications out at sea, a satellite based coms system that is horrible to say the least. On small ships they will recieve 512kbps connection that is for NIPR Net and SIPR Net, as well as all phone lines. Consider that they need multiple phone lines, about 256kbps is set aside for phone's, the other 256 splits the NIPR and SIPR, though they can shut it all down and focus all of it into one line to download/upload encrypted data, it blacks out all COMS for sometimes days just to accomplish those tasks. Larger ships host much better connection speeds, but have more connections to host and many more people using them, so its all relative.|
|posted by (2013-01-09 22:01:28)|
|I had hughesnet before and never again after 1GB downloaded in 1 day, they shut the internet down for 24 hours no downloading, no browsing, no nothing, says u have exceeded ur daily limit of 1 gb a day, its a rubbish deal all way around. they lie and change there contracts after u commit to something then spam u with bills after u close ur account wanting there dish back, had to send it by FedEx back to them b4 the nightmare stopped.|
|posted by (2013-01-09 23:09:05)|
|20140gb a month IMO|
|posted by (2013-01-09 23:09:25)|
|20140gb a month IMO,, i donload twice that daily! guess id be scuppered|
|posted by (2013-01-10 04:05:04)|
|If anyone is able to get cable or DSL please go for it and don't bother with Hughesnet, I have Hughesnet and it is nothing but disappointment, the service is bad, it is slow! you are limited to only 250mbs a day if you go over the limit they stop your service for 24hrs unless you pay them $5 to restore it for another 250mbs. They don't want to be responsible if their equipment fails and the customer service is so bad!!!! You can't understand most of them.|
|posted by (2013-01-10 04:06:33)|
|Oh and I forgot to mention, it is $60/month.|
|posted by (2013-01-10 04:55:56)|
|@iampickle: yep that's correct..I to used to have it and it sucked. not sure how bad there cap is now but hen I did have it is was 300mb PER DAY.|
@nobs68: the military use a privet internet system. and its commercial grade.
|This is utter bullshit. I have HughesNet, it takes about 20 mins to watch a 2 min video, you are limited to only 250Mb a day. If you go over that, you are reduced to a 1Kb/sec connection(that is WAY slower than even 1990's dial-up modem speeds). Plus, it costs 2-3 times more than any wired/cable connection,$70+ a month,and that is the "cheapest" plan they have.|
|posted by (2013-01-12 03:15:09)|
|It does suck and 8 and 13 are totally correct. Had both wild blue and hughesnet. I had better luck tethering to my phone and downloading. Don't forget to thank the democrats and our president though cause if you live out in the middle of nowhere and don't have another option except satellite then they will pick up the bill for you. well $40.00 of it. more bullshit from Obama!|
|wow. nice information. in our country so far 9.0mbps has been introduced. world is moving so fast|
|posted by (2013-01-13 14:49:55)|
|well really tht is awesome news for white man.....hoping it will soon land here on my state before my end lolz|
|atat is better then hughnet sorry ass hell i get 16 mbps on atat fast shit ever i get movies done 45 mns or 1,45 for blu ray movies never had trpouble with atat aresome|
|I'm also getting rapped by HughesNet & i'm getting tired of that so i believe its back to dial up for me & I wouldn't recommend there service to anyone|
|posted by (2013-02-01 04:30:54)|
|Yup, I used sat internet long time ago, and it's all true, sats are shared with all kinds of stuff, when you click you mouse that click has to go all the way to that sat and back, it's slow they say seconds but is more, oh yeah, lag is terrible, and if it rains it gets worse, it's a good system if you don't have anything else, also no support.Just my 1 1/2 cents.||
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