Two-way satellite broadband connections transmit high-speed information via satellite to a dish receiver at your home.
One-way satellite requires a conventional modem and telephone link to an ISP for uploads.
The newer two-way satellite systems download and upload through the satellite dish.
Satellite broadband is usually higher-priced than other Internet connections, but may be the only fast option for individuals who are beyond the service area of DSL or cable providers.
A rural consumer might benefit the most from satellite broadband access.
Satellite connections may be affected by weather and may not be the best choice for real-time connections such as video conferencing and gaming.Types of Internet Service >>