Satellite internet is the type of service which uses satellites to get internet instead of using cables or telephone lines. This kind of internet service is useful in areas which are far away from getting the facility of cables or phone lines to get internet service that is where there is no availability of phone lines and cables to access digital subscriber line internet or dial up internet or cable internet. Fast speed satellite internet is termed as broadband satellite internet.
Satellite internet access includes use of dish for data communication instead of cables and telephone lines. Data communication is two ways: sending and receiving or uploading and downloading. Satellite internet access is free of wiring and cables so it can be accessed from anywhere, unlike in normal internet where moving of modem is limited because it is dependent upon length of wiring.
Upload speed of broadband satellite internet is about ten percent of five hundred kilobytes per second normal internet or digital subscriber line internet. Also they have lower download speeds than digital subscriber line internet and cable internet. But broadband satellite internet has much higher upload and downloads speeds than dial up internet connections. Satellite internet has constant bandwidth so its upload and download speeds don't go down in peak hours that are time with peak or high usage.
However satellite internet services are much expensive than digital subscriber line internet and cable internet, also set up of satellite internet is comparatively expensive. Some of the best companies which provide broadband satellite internet are as follows: Pingtimes, Starband, Tachyon, Peagasus express, Teledesic and many more. The company with best packages can be chosen according to need and availability. It's suggested that satellite broadband internet is the future of internet with the optimum usage of portable devices like laptops, personal digital assistants and iPad.