I want to add satellite Internet to my DIRECTV satellite TV service. Can I use the same satellite dish for both services?
The equipment that makes your satellite television connection work is different from the equipment needed for satellite Internet. You will need to add another satellite dish as well as a satellite modem, both of which will require some degree of start-up cost. To ensure that you get an unobstructed satellite dish line of sight and, by extension, the best connection possible, you may also want to consider having your equipment professionally installed.
Is DSL or high-speed satellite Internet a better option for me?
The type of broadband Internet service that will best meet your needs will depend on where you live, how much you are willing to spend, and how you use the Internet. For those in remote communities that do not receive telephone service or cable television through landlines, satellite Internet is frequently the only choice. DSL connection rates range from 1 to 7 Mbps whereas satellite Internet connection rates range from 1 to 15 Mbps. Satellite Internet requires that the user have a satellite modem, a satellite dish, and an unobstructed line of sight with the satellite. Satellite Internet is able to make Internet accessible to many places that have been offline for many years.