Overview DSS, or
Digital Satellite System, is a network of satellites that receive and
broadcast both digital TV signals and Internet data signals. Although DSS
Internet access is developing at a rapid pace both technologically and in
popularity, it’s still considered a new technology and may not be
appropriate for all Internet uses. The links below will teach you about
the technology behind DSS, help you find out if DSS is right for you, and
find DSS providers in your area. Read about how satellite Internet
operates at this
HowStuffWorks.com Web page.
Information DSS Internet access is reliable and fast. Installation
costs are usually low, but the user must purchase an appropriate satellite
dish in order to send and receive data over the Internet. DSS technology
allows for both Internet access and digital television reception. Data
transfer rates vary from system to system but are generally around 500
Kbps. Some systems that are in orbit high above the earth have a slight
lag time, as the data signal must travel quite a large distance.
Additional information about DSS Internet access can be found by going to
definition page. Visit the Web page www.clickz.com/stats/sectors/broadband
to view statistics about the number of Internet users who subscribe to
DSS Resources Online
satellite resources are few and far between, but more are appearing all
the time. Visit this Open
Directory page to view links to sites with DSS equipment, rate
plans, software, hardware, and satellite ISPs. Another Web resource with a
wealth of information about satellite Internet access is www.encyberpedia.com/satellites.htm.
You'll find numerous links to DSS sites, current articles, and links to
satellite communications companies. You can read reviews of DSS ISPs at
DSS ISPs DSS
Internet access is the newest and most expensive service provided by
national ISPs. The expense is due to the installation and dish charges.
This technology has been changing rapidly as new companies emerge. Monthly
rates are typically around $60, while the cost of a satellite dish with
installation averages around $300. Digital television providers sometimes
offer DSS Internet access at a slightly discounted rate when this service
is purchased as a package. Read "What
to look for in a Satellite Connection" at Epinions.com to
learn more about what to consider when choosing a satellite ISP provider.
Visit any of the following sites to read about rates, plans, coverage, and
requirements for DSS Internet access in your area.