I have heard a lot of things about satellite Internet through the years, but it turns out that most of them are simply not true. The only reason I know this is because I had to get this type of Internet connection when I moved to a rural area about a year ago. I knew that I would have to have Internet even if I was not interested in it for myself, because I do have three kids who have never lived in a world where the Internet was not an option for homework, learning and just plain old fun.
I was a bit hesitant about making this move, but I knew that I really did not have a choice. The biggest thing I had heard about satellite Internet is that whenever it storms, there will be no service. Well, I live in an area where storms are common, and I have yet to lose service to either my Internet or my TV, which is also through satellite, on any of them. I also heard that service could be spotty even on nice days, but this turned out to not be true either. I have never had a problem connecting to any website, regardless of what the weather is like outside.
I also heard that the speeds can be atrociously slow. Well, that is just another myth that we have debunked here. We are able to stream videos, play games, and upload and download without any issues with speed. In fact, there is rarely any buffering during anything, which is more than I can say for the last Internet company that we had. Altogether, I am really pleased with the service that we are getting through Hughes Net. My kids are really happy with it too, and that is what truly matters to me.