How does satellite broadband work?
In more remote areas, where ADSL and Cable are not available, consumers may opt for a wireless solution such as Satellite broadband. This option is regarded as the Internet connection of last resort for persons in remote areas. However, the cost of wireless broadband can be quite high. Satellite broadband is particular expensive. It will cost approximately $300 to buy equipment (a one-time cost), and a monthly subscription starting at around $60 for 1Mbps. You can get service up to 5Mbps, but this can cost well over $300 per month.
Satellite broadband is expensive because it requires a more expensive equipment to send and and receive data between the satellites and the satellite dish. Satellite broadband service comes in one-way and a two-way options, with each offering varying data transmission speeds.
A one-way connection, allows you to only receive data via the satellite; you can only send data (i.e. an email) by using a dial-up modem through a telephone line. In short, you will need two connections for this work, one by satellite and the other will be a dial-up connection.
Two-way services send and received through the satellite dish and require no separate phone line. As we said before, these are more expensive.
Satellite Internet connections work by sending and receiving data to satellites (that are orbiting the planet) through a satellite dish that is installed on the outside of your building. The dish is connected to a modem, which translates the signals into a language that your computer can use to communicate.