Just like with most other things, no one solution is going to be right for everyone. However, there are very few situations where you cannot use satellite internet.

Why would satellite internet be a good option for me?

One of the biggest draws of satellite internet is that it can be setup practically anywhere. It only requires a clear view of the sky in the right direction to be operational. Depending on what options you have where you live, it may be the fastest internet available as well. That is why so many people in rural locations use satellite internet providers like Viasat or HughesNet. Satellite internet does not require the infrastructure that DSL, Cable, and Fiber Optic internet need to operate. So, the costs of offering service to people in rural areas is much lower. If you live in a rural area and can’t find any providers offering DSL, Cable, or Fiber Optic internet to your address, it’s likely because it would cost them too much to bring it to you. In this situation, satellite internet is not only going to be a good option for you; it is very likely the best option.

What would make satellite internet a bad option?

If you live in the middle of a city with tall buildings, or a significant number of other obstructions, satellite internet might not be a good option for you. Satellite internet requires a clear view of the sky in certain directions for signals to be able to travel between your satellite dish and the satellite in orbit. If there is no way to install the satellite dish so that it can have an unobstructed path, you won’t be able to use satellite internet. However, this is not usually a problem people encounter, as a good install location can usually be found. If you do live in a city, satellite internet may still be a good option, but it might not be the best one. It depends on what other options are available to you.

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