Thursday, 23 April 2009

The Latest in Satellite Internet

Given all the major advances that have taken place in the satellite internet industry, it's no wonder that so many people all across the world are choosing to subscribe to the service. When it first appeared on the market several years back, the mere fact that it was available from virtually any position on Earth was enough of a draw to pull in a tidal wave of new customers; now, however, the service has been refined and vastly improved, and there is every reason to want to have a satellite internet dish installed in your home, your RV, your boat, or even a mobile unit for your vehicle! From superior connection speeds to reduced signal latency and virtually nonexistent rain fade, today, connecting to the web via satellite dish is as efficient and practical as ever...and people seem to be noticing.

First of all, when the first satellite connections to the internet were made available, there was only the ability to download stuff from the web via the satellite service-all uploads had to be done using a regular phone modem, which was a terrible pain in the neck for anyone looking to improve the quality of their connection. This predicament made satellite internet connections impractical, especially for people that needed to constantly be uploading information to the web (such as people using the internet for study or work related purposes), and consequently the popularity of the service was not that impressive during the initial phases. Today, on the other hand, subscribers have the opportunity to get a two-way satellite communications system that completely cuts the phone modem out of the equation-which means the service is able to rise to the expectations of today's demanding customer base.

Further innovations have helped propel satellite internet services to the tippy-top of the telecommunications industry, able to provide the necessary guarantees of usability and reliability to match the needs of major corporations and transnational organizations. For example, through modifying the frequencies at which signals are sent, engineers have managed to avoid the issue of rain fade, which is basically the dispersion or absorption of the signal by moisture in the atmosphere. This means that interruptions in the service are brought down to virtually zero, so that the customer will have a functioning, always-on connection no matter what.

Additionally, by enlarging the diameter of uplink dishes, the intensity of the signal is vastly superior, which means that when it reaches your downlink dish (the one installed on your roof, wall, or in your lawn) it is of a higher quality, a measure which also helps to reduce the length of interruptions in the service. And lastly, and perhaps most importantly, the download speeds available through satellite internet have gone up to fantastic levels, peaking at round about 3mbps, which truly is the last and final bit of information most people need in order to be fully convinced that this is a telecommunications technology that is second to none, fully capable of providing the best of the best.

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