Hughesnet is the High Speed Internet Service Provider

By: Julia Hall

If you're like a lot of Americans you probably have a real appreciation for high speed Internet. Unfortunately, the better known ways of getting high speed Internet in your home or office aren't available everywhere. While high speed broadband cable access is a popular option, it's only available where digital cable TV is available. Which means that rural areas and most small town locations are pretty much out of luck when it comes to broadband cable. DSL is more widely available than cable, but it still varies widely in price and quality, and has the disadvantage of requiring land based telephone service- which eliminates it completely for anyone living off the grid or in really remote locations. Widespread wireless networks could be a good solution for many people, but they too have the problem of only existing in very limited areas and, because of their nature, have security problems to boot. So what do you do if you want reliable, secure high speed Internet access at a fair price that works no matter where you live or work? It's simple actually: sign up for high speed satellite Internet service from HughesNet.

HughesNet satellite Internet service is the versatile high speed Internet solution that's available to anyone in North America who has a clear view to the southern sky. That means the ultimate flexibility when it comes to where you live and work. With a satellite Internet connection it doesn't matter whether you're in the middle of the city or the middle of the tundra- you'll be able to get download speeds of up to 1.5 megabytes per second and upload speeds of up to 200 kilobytes per second. Compare that to a maximum download speed of about 50 kilobytes per second with dial up if you're lucky, and there's simply no comparison with the next most widely available Internet connection available. In fact, because it doesn't require a phone line, HughesNet is even more widely available than dial up service. And obviously a lot faster.

So how exactly does HughesNet satellite Internet service work? Satellite Broadband service takes advantage of satellite technology to send and receive data in much the same way as a satellite phone. When you request a web page by clicking on a link or typing an address in the address bar of your browser, your HughesNet modem will send the request up to a satellite in a fixed geosynchronous orbit above the equator. The satellite will then immediately relay the signal down to HughesNet (Direcway) servers back on the surface of the Earth. The servers will then process the request and send the web page or other document that you requested back up to the satellite, which in turn relays it down to your satellite dish. Once your satellite dish picks up the signal, the HughesNet modem decodes the signal and sends it to your computer which displays the document in your web browser. The entire process happens extremely quickly despite the fact that the signals have to travel thousands of miles through space to get to and from the satellite.

One of the major advantages of high speed satellite service from HughesNet is that if you ever decide to move, you can have the same great service no matter where you end up. While sometimes moving is necessary, it can be extremely disruptive and HughesNet can be one of the few things you can rely on to be the same when you set up in your new home. This degree of stability can be indispensable if you have a home based business.

For this, and so many other reasons, HughesNet is the high speed Internet service provider of choice for anyone who appreciates flexibility, quality, and convenience when it comes to staying connected with the rest of the world. Find more information about the current HughesNet Special Offers.

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