California HughesNet Satellite Internet Offers
Californians can celebrate the fact that in rural areas of the state where the only available internet service was dial-up, you can now have all the advantages of high speed broadband enjoyed by your urban counterparts. Provided you have clear view of the southern sky, satellite internet gives you speeds of up to 50x faster than dial-up even if you live or do business beyond the range of the DSL and cable networks.
You don't need a telephone line or any special wiring for that matter. California High speed satellite internet is delivered to you via geosynchronous satellites so you have instant access to affordable packages tailored to your needs just by turning on your computer.
HughesNet California delivers download speeds from 1 Mbps to 15 Mbps° compared with speeds from 28 Kbps to 56 Kbps provided by dial-up service. A professional installation technician sets up your equipment with no hassle within days of placing your order.
California Rural Internet Service
92% of California's landmass is rural and 2.96 million people, of California's 35.9 million population, reside in these areas. California's rural population is larger then the total population of each of 20 other U.S. states. In these rural areas, high speed broadband availability falls to a low 57% of households. Over 1500 communities and nearly 1.5 million people in California have no access to wired high speed broadband. California Satellite Internet is available everywhere in the state, even if DSL broadband is not provided there is a clear line of site between the satellite dish and the satellite.
The rest of California is served by 84 high speed broadband providers. These 84 high speed broadband providers use ADSL, SDSL, Cable Modem, Traditional Wireline and Fiber high speed line technologies. The state of California has over 18.5 million of these high speed lines throughout the state, serving 10.4 million households and 8.2 million businesses.
As of 2007, only 31% of rural household subscribe to broadband while 52% of urban households, in places like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacremento, San Diego, Fresno, Long Beach, Oakland, Anaheim, Bakersfield, San Jose, San Bernadino, Modesto, and Oceanside were high speed broadband providers. Research has shown the lower percentage of subscribers found in rural areas can directly be contributed to the lack of availability. With satellite internet the rural population can now have the same availability as the urban residents of California have.