Broadband satellite Internet speeds to increase when HughesNet launches a new $115 million dollar satellite in 2012.
The new high tech satellite, named Jupiter, will be able to transfer data 10 times faster than the HughesNet’s current satellite Internet systems.
Satellite Internet prices can’t compete with Broadband DSL and High Speed Cable Internet service deals, but for people living in rural or remote areas, Broadband Satellite Internet beats the hell out of dial-up Internet service.
HughesNet is the largest North American satellite Internet provider with more than 550,000 subscribers. WildBlue is the other big player in the satellite Internet service market.
HughesNet was awarded $58.7 million as part of the U.S. government stimulus bill. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was signed into law on February 17, 2009. The Broadband Initiatives funded in the Act are intended to accelerate broadband deployment across the United States.