A lot of people ask me, “Why is Satellite Internet more expensive than DSL?” The answer is not as simple as just another global conglomerate charging more than the competition, just because they can or because the quarter has changed. No. More than meets the eye. Satellite internet is a complex, but effective, way of getting fast rural internet without that “mucking about” in cyberspace so many people who still have dial up are tormented with. For the record, most people who call Satellite Internet Providers, live in an area where no other fast internet is available. This is not to downplay the significance Satellite Internet has played in the lives of many a dial up stricken rural Americans. What I mean, is that if you have an option for cable Internet, that should be your first choice simply because of what I like to call the, “bang for your buck factor” (Dollar amount vs. Internet speed) . Most cable connection, nowadays, run somewhere between 3-10 Mbps on average (3000 – 10,000 Kbps) for about $55 per month, DSL comes in a close second at roughly .25-8 Mbps (256-8,000 kbps) for around $45 per month on average. If neither of these two are available, Satellite Internet is the next best thing. Sure, it’s not perfect for online gaming or internet telephones, but for about $69 per month on average for about 1,000 Kbps or 1Mbs, it’s a steal compared to paying for a phone line and a dial up service (about $50 per month ) that you will, undoubtedly, be unhappy with. Let’s talk about that while we’re on the subject. Why would someone pay for a land line, besides out of habit, when everyone they care about has their cell phone number and the only people who call the landline when it’s not tied up are telemarketers? Yes friends, it’s true, the landline has now been rendered useless except for its express purpose of annoyment.