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Satellite

If neither DSL or cable broadband is available in your area, you have another option—connecting to the Internet via satellite. Any household or business with a clear line of sight to the southern sky can receive digital data signals from a geosynchronous satellite, at a downstream speed of 400Kbps. Although this is slower than cable or broadband wireless, it’s about what you would expect from a moderate DSL connection.

Upstream rates vary depending on the type of satellite system you install. Although all systems receive data via satellite, early systems transmitted data via standard phone lines, at just 33.3Kbps. Newer two-way systems can transmit data back via satellite, at upstream rates of 128Kbps–256Kbps.


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