Satellite Internet Service

Satellite Internet Service

There are many rural areas where DSL (direct subscriber line) or cable Internet service is not available. If you live in one of those areas and want fast, reliable, high-speed Internet service, satellite Internet is what you’re looking for.

Though not as fast as DSL or cable Internet service, satellite Internet service is much faster than 56K dialup service, and is available to anyone in the United States who has a clear view of the southern sky.

Satellite Internet Service Features

* Satellite Internet service is up to 10 times faster than dialup service, so you can surf the web and download files in a fraction of the time it takes with dialup.

* Satellite Internet service is always on, so you don’t have to wait to connect to the Internet.

* Satellite Internet service is separate from your phone line, so you can surf the Internet and talk on the phone at the same time, plus you won’t miss any telephone calls.

Satellite Internet Compared to DSL and Cable

To give you an idea of the differences between high-speed services, here’s a comparison of satellite TV service from DirecWay, versus DSL and Cable service from EarthLink. For more information on these services click on the links below.


* Satellite Internet service: Up to 10 times faster than dialup service (700 Kbps download speed and 128 Kbps upload speed.

* DSL Internet service: Up to 70 times faster than dialup service (up to 3 Mps download speed and 128 upload speed).

* Cable Internet service: Up to 100 times faster than dialup service (up to 5 Mps download speed and 384 Kbps upload speed.

Monthly Service Fee

* Satellite Internet service: From $59.99 per month.

* DSL Internet service: $19.95 for the first six months, then $39.95 thereafter.

* Cable Internet service: $29.95 for the first 6 months, then $41.95 thereafter.

Equipment Cost

* Satellite Internet service: $499.98.

* DSL Internet service: Free.

* Cable Internet service: Free.


* Satellite Internet service: Free.

* DSL Internet service: Do it yourself or pay an installer.

* Cable Internet service: Free.

Activation Fee

* Satellite Internet service: None.

* DSL Internet service: None.

* Cable Internet service: None.

Email Accounts

* Satellite Internet service: 5 accounts.

* DSL Internet service: 8 accounts.

* Cable Internet service: 8 accounts.

Virus, Spam, and Spyware Protection:

* Satellite Internet service: Yes.

* DSL Internet service: Yes.

* Cable Internet Service: Yes.

Customer Service

* Satellite Internet service: 24/7 toll-free telephone and Internet service.

* DSL Internet service: 24/7 toll free-telephone and Internet service.

* Cable Internet Service: 24/7 toll free-telephone and Internet service.

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