What is satellite internet?
Satellite internet is an internet connection beamed from orbiting satellites that connect to a satellite dish on your residence. While most other types of broadband connections require cables or fiber lines run to the home, satellite doesn’t. This means it’s available basically anywhere in the US, no matter how remote the location.
Satellite internet is used primarily in rural areas because it provides speeds that may not otherwise be available.
For how much speed and data usage you get, though, it’s not cheap. Plans start at $50 a month for just 12 Mbps with Viasat and $59.99 for 25 Mbps with HughesNet (not to mention a price hike after the first year of the two-year contract).