Most people understand how Sky TV works – a small dish receives TV signals from a satellite into a box in their house. Satellite broadband is very similar in that it receives information to a small dish and transfers the information via a cable connected to a modem in your house. In addition, our satellite broadband also sends out information to the satellite so you have a fast two-way broadband connection.
Rather than relying on a network provider like BT to cable your area with fast broadband, satellite broadband operates by sending and receiving your broadband signal to a satellite about 22,000 miles in space. Because the satellite sits high up in space, it can provide equal quality of coverage to every home or business in its footprint. That’s why the satellite broadband services that we offer are available across the whole of Europe.
When you are using broadband inside your home, what’s going on outside is pretty irrelevant. In much the same way as the broadband using copper or fibre is buried and out of sight, the satellite broadband signal is similarly invisible.
Just like you take your mobile telephone for granted, as a service used by millions of customers across the world, you’ll quickly take your satellite broadband for granted. In no time at all, you’ll wonder how you ever managed before you had satellite broadband installed – in fact - just like your mobile phone!
If you own or have seen a Sky TV satellite dishes then you can picture satellite broadband.
For a standard installation,everything's usually complete inside a couple of hours with minimal disruption and no mess. Your engineer will provide a full demonstration of your new equipment and won't leave until you're completely satisfied.