Broadband in the world: the power of satellite for Australia
Internet access is a real opportunity for everyone thanks to satellite broadband
There are many rural areas in Australia where local telephone exchange is not ADSL enabled. Most outback communities fall beyond the service area of national broadband carriers and telecommunications companies.
Satellite Internet providers utilize geostationary satellites and earth stations to transmit and receive signals in various countries.A satellite broadband needs certain hardware such as satellite dish.
Advancements in satellite communication standards and optimization technologies have been bringing down the overall costs of satellite Internet.This type of broadband is as fast as DSL Internet and basic broadband packages.
Terrestrial broadband technologies suffer from limited geographic coverage. So people in remote areas usually find it impossible to access Internet services. However, some rural residents can still enjoy high-speed Internet by signing up with satellite broadband providers.
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