Are you thinking of installing satellite Internet, or just want to know what speed you can expect to get out of your satellite Internet provider? Understanding how satellite Internet works, how speeds are measured and what types of speeds are out there can seem complicated at first. However, once you look into a few specific factors, getting at the truth about Internet speeds is actually pretty simple. At JDS Systems, we offer HughesNet Internet in San Bernardino County to our customers because it’s the fastest, but before we get into that, let’s start with a few basics:
- What is satellite Internet? First, let’s take a look at what satellite Internet really is. Satellite Internet comes down to three main components: a satellite off in space, a ground station and your satellite dish (antenna). Your Internet service is provided via a satellite signal rather than a hard line (phone line). A land-based Internet connection sends a signal to a satellite orbiting the Earth, which then sends the signal to your satellite dish. Access to the satellite Internet is provided by your network.
- How are satellite Internet speeds measured? Internet speeds are measured by the rate at which data travels from the World Wide Web to your home devices (tablet, computer, smartphone). The speed of this data is measured in megabits per second (Mbps). To give you an idea of what that looks like, streaming video, such as Netflix, can usually be done with little to no stalling at 1 Mbps, but 5 Mbps is ideal for the best video streaming experience.
- So how fast is satellite Internet? The short answer is, really fast. If you’ve ever experienced dial-up Internet, you know that, in comparison, satellite Internet is incredibly fast. However, with today’s technology, “faster than dial-up” isn’t really saying much. A better comparison would be to look at different Internet providers. HughesNet is the top-rated Internet provider because the Internet speeds they offer have blown away the competition. With their new Gen5 plan, HughesNet customers can get Internet speeds of up to 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload. These speeds are adequate to handle multiple devices streaming content at the same time with few if any problems.
As your local source for HughesNet Internet in San Bernardino County, we’re excited about not only the Internet speeds offered by this provider, but also its availability and great prices. If you’re thinking of installing satellite Internet or switching out your provider to get better speeds, we can guarantee that you’ll be happy with the new Gen5 speeds offered by HughesNet. With HughesNet, your whole family can enjoy the fastest Internet speeds in the industry.
If you’d like to learn more about satellite Internet speeds and the great options we offer as your local source for HughesNet Internet in San Bernardino County, give us a call or stop in today! We’d love to tell you more about the services we offer and the great service and speed you can expect when you install HughesNet through JDS Systems.