31 Aug 2012

Satellite Internet versus Wireless Internet: Which is Better?

Satellite Internet versus Wireless Internet
If you are torn between choosing satellite and wireless Internet, then here are several facts that may help you make the best possible choice more easily and quickly.

♦ Access and Connectivity
Satellite Internet is made available whenever the satellite dish installed in your home is able to receive and transmit data from satellites operated by the service provider. Anything that literally and physically blocks your satellite dish from having a direct line of sight to satellites in space will prevent you from enjoying uninterrupted Internet and TV access.

This is why, for instance, satellite dishes are usually installed on the roof and facing away from buildings and tall trees as these structures can become obstacles to the exchange of data between your satellite dish and the service provider’s satellites. Wireless Internet can be provided by broadband or cable TV service providers. Either way, both methods rely on certain types of infrastructure.

 If the necessary infrastructure is not available in your area, then you cannot get access to wireless Internet. It’s as simple as that. It’s possible for satellite TV and Internet to offer you more channels and even radio stations as long as they are offering  free access to their programs.

 Speed
How much speed you can get from cable or satellite internet would depend on various factors.
  • Location –Satellite Internet access is, as mentioned earlier on, greatly influenced by the location of your satellite dish and if it enjoys a straight and uninterrupted line of sight with satellites orbiting in space.
  • Infrastructure –If cable lines in your area have been damaged by ill weather, then you would automatically lose connection to cable or broadband Internet. The same goes for satellite dishes and satellites damaged by bad weather, too.
  • Price plan or package – How much speed you get for your Internet connection depends on how much you are willing to pay.
  • Power – When your area is suffering any kind of power failure, satellite TV and Internet may still be available in your home as long as you have an alternative source of power. Broadband Internet is the same, but cable Internet can only be available when the power is on.
 Cost
How much you spend to get connected with satellite or wireless Internet also varies. The greatest difference between the two would probably have to do with installation costs.Wireless Internet can usually be installed without having to spend on hardware purchases or even professional installation. Unfortunately, satellite Internet requires you to spend on both.

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Knowing which you like better between satellite and wireless Internet is just the start, though. There’s also the matter of availability to take into account. Even if you do prefer, for instance, wireless Internet over the other, nothing would come out of it if there is simply no wireless Internet service provider available in your area.

Thankfully, you can rely on professionals like Broadband Expert to help you out. Broadband Expert shows Internet provider information in your area. From there, you’ll know exactly what type of service is presently available in your area as well as what your exact options are when it comes to service plans and packages.

 Krystine Joy Sitjar

About the Guest Author:

Krystine Joy Sitjar is a Tech blogger. She loves to eat Milk Bars and adores cats so much.