People usually have many options when it comes to Internet access. They can have DSL, fibre optic cable, or global satellite Internet services. Each one has advantages and disadvantages.
However, more people are using satellite Internet. This involves sending a land-based signal up to a satellite. The satellite sends it back to a satellite dish connected to a modem. That seems like a lot of travelling back and forth. It is the reason for a tiny lag in the connection. Here are some of the reasons people like it anyway:
You can get satellite Internet anywhere in the world. You do not need a fixed line or cable to get the service. The satellite dish only needs to a have a line of sight to the satellite the Internet company uses. This is very important if you live in a remote area. There are many of those in Australia. These do not always have the structures needed for broadband or fibre optic service.
Internet companies need to pay a lot to put them up. If there are not enough people to make it profitable, they will not do it. In fact, satellite Internet may be the only choice for some places in Australia.
Satellite Internet services are also portable. You can go anywhere in Australia and still enjoy the service. Buildings, mountains, and other barriers are not an issue. If the dish has a direct line to the sky, you can access the Web. This is important if you move around a lot. For example, if you live in a mobile home, you can go to another location any time. You must adjust the dish whenever you move, but that is easier than dealing with fixed wire services.
Satellite Internet is fast enough for most users. Some people say it is about as fast as broadband. It is not yet as fast as fibre optic. A big part of the reason for this is latency, which is the delay in sending the signal from point-to-point. However, advances in the technology are reducing this delay. There will come a time when there will be no latency at all.
It is not yet there, but global satellite Internet services are rapidly becoming a favourite for many Australians. Ask your local service provider about getting one for your own use.