The expansion of the satellite broadband technologies in the world: Usa
The universal need for faster access requires the bridging of digital divide and satellite Internet is the stopgap measure that's been used to make good on this promise
Cowboys need broadband too, says USATODAY. That’s why satellite broadband providers are expanding into rural areas of the US. Internet providers that beam broadband connections to rural America via satellites are expanding their services as the need for faster video and downloads is becoming universal. With satellite technology improving, the companies are hoping to attract customers who receive slow DSL service — 15 million to 20 million, according to a ViaSat estimate — to consider switching.
But persuading this market to try satellite service will be a challenge, Baugh says. “There is a market there, but it’s a secondary market. They have DSL and, if they are to switch, they have to buy satellite equipment. It’s not free.”