Oklahoma HughesNet Satellite Internet Offers
Oklahoma residents can celebrate the fact that dial-up internet is no longer the only option, even in rural areas where DSL and cable networks don't reach. HughesNet satellite internet is the favorite internet solution in the state for providing the same quality high speed internet enjoyed by residents of urban areas.
Speeds of up to 50x faster than dial-up make surfing the internet a snap. You need to have a clear view of the southern sky to get downloads from 1 Mbps to 15 Mbps°. No telephone lines are required. You can log onto the internet at will any time of the day or night without waiting. It works just as well with either Mac or Windows operating systems. Multiple users can access the service wirelessly from a single connection.
It's surprisingly simple to have your equipment professionally installed. It is also more affordable than ever before. You can be online within days of placing your order for high speed satellite internet.
Oklahoma Rural High Speed Internet
While the major urban centers of Oklahoma; Oklahoma City, Stillwater and Tulsa are well covered in terms of high speed broadband access, much of the rest of the rural parts of the state do not have any access to broadband. Only 53% of rural Oklahoma residents have access to high speed broadband as compared to 87% of urban residents. The 2 most common high speed broadband connections are cable internet and DSL, which account for 95% of residential service. Cable modem and DSL access have limitations to their service areas as they do not extend past the borders of cities and towns. This is where satellite internet can play a vital role to those persons outside this serviceable zone in need of rural internet.
Oklahoma currently has 77 providers of high speed broadband internet in the state. Most of the providers utilize cable modem or ADSL/SDSL high speed line technology, but fiber and traditional wireline are also used. Just over 1 million high speed lines are in use in the state of Oklahoma. These lines provide high speed broadband to 880,000 households and just under 200,000 buisnesses.
Rural residents comprise nearly 43% of the state's population. Only 34% of these rural Oklahoma residents subscribe to high speed broadband, while 48% of urban residents subscribe. Most of this difference can be directly linked to a lack of supply and access to wired high speed broadband. Satellite internet is a great option for those living in these areas with no wired alternatives.