When you are considering satellite Internet, you are likely to hear a lot of opinions about it. However, as with anything you will hear both good and bad, truth and myths. Wading through the information you hear is a part of the decision-making process. We want to help you dispel the myths of satellite Internet.
The Biggest Myth is That Satellite Internet is Slow
As you shop around, you may hear that satellite Internet is slow. However, nothing is farther from the truth. Exede delivers speeds of up to 25 Mbps for downloads and 3 Mbps for uploads. This means that you can do practically anything you want to do online in real time: stream video, listen to music, Skype, surf the net, and so much more. Can you do all that with the service you have now?
Geography is Everything
If you compare satellite Internet speeds to cable or fiber Internet found in big cities, you will find that it is lacking. However, in rural parts of America, cable and fiber Internet are not options for your high-speed Internet connection. Yet, satellite Internet is available everywhere in the nation and is specifically for rural America. It brings high-speed Internet to places that other providers can’t and won’t go.
When you look at the Internet options available in rural America, you are not looking at cable and fiber. You are looking at satellite Internet, wireless cell phone-based Internet, dial-up, and DSL.
- Exede Satellite Internet delivers speeds of up to 25 Mbps.
- Wireless cell phone-based Internet is often 3G or less. Top 3G speeds in urban areas are about 3.75 Mbps. However, in rural areas for a variety of reasons, speeds are usually less.
- Dial-up service is 56 kbps (There are 1000 kbps in 1 Mbps.)
- DSL is typically 768 kbps to 1.5 Mbps. In rural areas, because homes are far from a central station, DSL is on the lower end of the speed spectrum.
That makes Exede satellite Internet the clear winner in speed in rural America.
Why The Myth Exists
Speeds differ from one company to another. Many of the slower satellite Internet services have ceased to exist, because they simply couldn’t keep up with the speed needed and being offered by bigger satellite Internet providers. The source that told you that this type of connection is slow may have experience with another provider besides Exede.
Satellite Internet is an evolving technology. Major players in the industry are constantly researching and innovating to bring faster and more reliable high speed Internet service to rural customers. That means that speeds today are much faster than they were a few short years ago. In fact, thanks to the latest technology, Exede speeds are faster now than they were last week.
Get Exede now and experience the speed yourself.