There’s nothing quite like living in a rural area. The stars are brighter at night, the people are nice and you can actually enjoy some open space. It’s a classic American life that millions of people live on a daily basis.
Conventional wisdom says that in order to have that life, you need to give up many of the perks of modern technology. But this isn’t always true: The vast majority of rural citizens can get fast, reliable internet via satellite.
Whether you’re a longtime rural resident, or just starting to consider a move out of the city, we’ve put together this list of three big reasons you should consider satellite internet.
1. Satellite internet reaches just about anywhere
To begin, let’s look at just how widespread this service is. Although coverage varies between companies, Exede is proud of our ability to bring satellite internet to 98 percent of the U.S. population. This means that regardless of where you live, there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to get online with Exede.
To fully understand why satellite internet is so easily available, it helps to get an overview of how the technology works. The whole process starts with the installation of an Exede modem and satellite dish on your property. When you attempt to do something like check your Facebook status, the request is routed through your modem to the dish.
This dish then beams your request to our satellite orbiting the Earth, which then passes this request on to our ground network. Finally, we find the data that you’re looking for and reverse everything that just happened in the blink of an eye.
“Satellite internet is able to catch requests from all over the country.”
Due to the fact that the satellite is orbiting miles above your head, it’s able to catch requests from all over the country. As long as your dish doesn’t have anything blocking it, you’ll be able to get online.
2. Other rural options are archaic at best
While internet options are often limited outside of town, there are other internet choices besides satellite. But with all due respect to those who came before us, these old-school services simply can’t handle the internet of 2017. Dial-up is perhaps the best example of this. This technology uses existing telephone lines to connect your computer to the internet.
Although this tech was a marvel in the 1990s when websites were far less complex, a dial-up connection just doesn’t cut it anymore. These services are slow at best, with certain online functions made impossible. Sadly, because so many people believe it to be their only option, the Pew Research Center has found that around 3 percent of Americans still use dial-up.
This is why it’s so important to us that we spread the word about satellite internet. Dial-up was made obsolete even before boy bands came on the scene, and it’s only become more archaic with age. Those living in rural areas who still want to enjoy the modern internet are better off with satellite internet.
3. It’s affordable
We get it: You work hard for the cash in your pocket. That’s why we’ve always stood behind the promise of ensuring that our satellite internet options are both affordable and fast.
The same can’t always be said for other internet services. Those living in the country are generally far away from broadband hubs, which means that companies offering this service will generally charge the rural customer extra to run cable to them. Depending on how far this cable needs to go and whether other neighbors are willing to chip in, this could cost quite a lot. According to Ars Technica, one man discovered it would cost $117,000 to do so.
Although our plans are dependent on exactly how much data you want each month, we strive to ensure we provide a quality service at a reasonable price. We promise we won’t charge you $117,000 just to keep in contact with friends and family. If you’d like to discover what satellite internet can do for you, check out our service options today.