Hello there! Time since i didn’t posted anything on this forum
Generally, except little towns, farms and places very far away from cities and internet wires, in a city that it’s supossed to be full of internet connection by traditional wires it could be very rare a trend of getting internet by satellite.
But, the cable stealing it’s so common on my city, that 95% of it (1.900.000 persons) doesn’t receives any internet from the main ISP, even if they pay the bill, thing that also happened to me… So, i had to get an internet type that i’ve never thought before i would install, and mount a 3 meter bar, supported with a cement base and 4 metal wires, with an Ubiquiti AC antenna on the top, with a UTP wire that gets through the roof to the inside of the house, to the PoE and then in the WAN port of the router.
From the ISP that i hired, i decided to buy the 1MB plan, that it’s symmetrical (upload and download at the same speed) and it generally on a download goes from 90 to 128 kb/s, they offered me the 2MB plan, but i couldn’t monthly pay for it.
Advantages of using a Satellite Internet Provider
If the ISP main antenna is located on a not so far distance to your house, it’s generally more stable than most cable services, it hasn’t fell down or even slowered from it’s common speed since i got it.
If you live on a place where the internet wires can’t get, the cable services are very unstable or very poor in quality, a satellite internet it’s the better option for having internet connection.
The single fact that it doesn’t needs cables from the ISP central to your house, makes it a system almost impossible to theft.
It generally offers high speed plans, including residential or commercial dedicated plans (by example, if you install 10 MB you’ll always get 10 MB/s on download and upload, and even higher plans)
Disadvantages of using a satellite internet provider
It’s more expensive than the cable services, because of the antenna and PoE, and the full installation. In the case of the ISP that i hired, full instalation (new-gen antenna, UTP cable, PoE, bar, base, and without router, because i already had one) costed 220 bucks! And 1MB plan monthly 10 (in my country).
If you live far away from the main antenna of the ISP, (5 km, by example), and your antenna model isn’t powerful enough, it can suffer latency or some unstability on cloudy or rainy climates.
If your antenna model isn’t powerful enough (example a Ubiquiti M5 or cheaper models), rainy or storm climates can make the internet suffer of latency, unstability and speed lowering.
If you dislike having an antenna on your roof, it generates a visual aspect problem.
In my opinion, it’s the best internet you can get if you’re on a place where cable internet is poor in functionality or just null.
But if you live where the optic fiber ISPs, by example, offers it’s services without latency and 100% up 24/7, it’s not recommendable to get satellite internet.
This is the end of the thread, if you want, post some opinions about it! (’ w’)/