When DSL first came out, many people were excited about the possibilities that opened up for the Internet. More dynamic web pages could be designed with elaborate graphics and multimedia and thanks to high speed service, people would not have to wait for web pages to load and downloading became almost instantaneous. One group of people who did have to wait for high speed Internet access was people who lived in rural and remote users. It seems they were not included in the plan when high speed Internet launched and cable and phone companies basically left these Internet users out of the high speed Internet loop. The result was a significant portion of the country’s population was forced to remain with dial up service to access the Internet.
Before high speed service came along, dial up service was fine for everyone because it was the only service that people knew. They had become used to the quirks such as dropped signals and the length of time it took some pages to load. As soon as high speed Internet service came along, people who could signed up for it in droves because it meant they could email faster, download videos, music and photos faster and upload files faster than ever before. It was a whole new Internet experience. However, the rural user was left out and stuck with using dial up to continue to access the Internet and not having a good time with it. As high speed Internet grew in popularity, many websites were designed for high speed users. This left rural users frustrated because they were missing out on the best that the Internet had to offer. Somebody had to step in and offer a solution so remote Internet users could have high speed Internet access just like their urban and suburban counterparts.
This is where the satellite industry comes in. For years, the satellite industry has been meeting the needs of the rural and remote customer by providing pay television service through their dishes which are a common sight in rural and remote areas. The industry saw that they could provide a service that no one else was giving to these customers and use the same technology that many of these customers were already familiar with. So the satellite industry created satellite Internet, a way for remote and rural users to access the Internet at speeds that can be up to 50 times faster than dial up.
As a result of satellite Internet, rural and remote users no longer have to rely on slow dial up connections to access the Internet. They can email faster, download files and software upgrades in a matter of minutes and enjoy all of the dynamic web content that there is available. Satellite Internet has made it possible for a whole new world of Internet use to open up to rural and remote users. It has freed people from the slow unreliability of dial up service and turned them on to the best that the Internet has to offer and really has enhanced their Internet using experience. Satellite Internet was truly a gift for people who lived in rural and remote areas.