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How Satellite Internet Keeps America Connected

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Living through a global pandemic has made it clear that staying connected to friends, family and colleagues is more important than ever. Whether you’re working from home, seeking out a new passion project, making a telehealth appointment or simply keeping up with the latest news and entertainment, satellite Internet helps many Americans stay connected.

How Satellite Internet Works

Satellite Internet provides service where cable and fiber are unavailable, even in remote or rural locations. All you need is a satellite dish and a clear view of the southern sky to connect instantly with others. Radio waves are sent to a satellite thousands of miles in the sky, and then the signal returns to earth and connects with the dish-shaped antenna outside your house. Read our blog on how satellites are launched into space to learn more.

Resiliency is a central feature of satellite Internet. Satellite service is less likely than land-based services to be impacted in times of natural disaster, ensuring you can stay connected even in the face of a hurricane, earthquake, flood or wildfire. 

Turning Hobbies into Business 

Satellite Internet allows hobbyists not only to enjoy their favorite creative outlets, but also turn them into small businesses. Entrepreneurs like Demi D. and Martha D. can create, promote and sell their products from the comfort of their own homes.

Many people seek the joys of rural living but are concerned with how they will access Internet service at home. Fortunately, satellite Internet goes where traditional Internet service providers don’t, so business owners and employees can access documents, meet virtually with colleagues and maintain operations, regardless of where they are located. 

Accessing Telemedicine from Anywhere

Satellite Internet provides telemedicine capabilities in remote or rural areas of the country, offering an alternative way to seek diagnoses, treatment advice and prescriptions without having to travel. As technology has improved and telemedicine has become more common, satellite Internet allows anyone, regardless of where they live, to receive quality medical care; check out our blog to learn more

The ability to stay connected under any circumstance is something we cannot take for granted. Satellite Internet allows people to communicate, collaborate and ultimately connect with each other.
 

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