I know that a few of my regular readers are still using dial up service to connect to the internet. Most of the people that I know that are still using dial up modems are in rural areas where they cannot access DSL or cable internet service providers.
I feel sorry for them.
I remember those days when dial up was the only way to connect to the internet. When a 54 baud modem was considered fast! Of course those were the days when a 256 or 386 PC computer was also considered fast and they still had floppy disks that you had to use to run big software applications like Wordperfect.
OMG I’m aging myself here I think!
Well I’m very happy to let everyone know, especially those of you who are still using dial up, that Satellite Internet is finally here!
Mybluedish.com is making their satellite internet service, Wildblue, available to those of you who live in the continental United States. If you have a clear view of the southern sky you’ll be able to receive the service.
Wildblue is faster than other Satellite Internet service providers with download speeds of up to 1.5 mb which of course is 30 times faster than dial up! Isn’t that amazing? Are you dial up users getting excited yet?
Just like DSL and Cable internet the service is always on so you’ll be able to turn on your computer and be on the internet right away. The Satellite modem plugs into a wall outlet (just like my cable modem does). All you need to do after that is plug your computer into the Ethernet port that’s located on the back of the Satellite modem. Simple. Easy. Anyone can do this.
More good news. Wildblue is the least expensive Satellite Internet service in the USA. Prices start at $49.95 per month which is comparable to what I pay for my cable service here in Canada.
You’ll need to be able install a very small satellite dish to your home to use this service. The dish is small, apparently more like a small satellite TV dish rather than one of those huge dishes that you still sometimes see on peoples homes or office buildings.
Dial up users – Don’t you hate waiting for slow downloads? Does it sometimes take several minutes for a website to load? Wouldn’t it be nice to almost instantly load websites and receive downloads from now on? You’d also be able to watch video’s without any lag or delay.
If this sounds like a service you could use go check out the Wildblue Satellite Internet service at Mybluedish.com.