If one talks to enough people in the broadband game, it’s not unusual to hear the opinion that satellite Internet doesn’t cut it in terms of speed and reliability. Despite this viewpoint, more than 2 million customers in the United States pay for satellite Internet, and big-name players like Amazon and SpaceX are spending billions to enter the market.
Steve Hill, president of the Satellite Broadcast and Communications Association, said the beginning of the pandemic was an “eye-opener” in terms of the increasing demand for satellite Internet.
“We were seeing a lot of business in [a matter of] days that we hadn’t seen before,” Hill said.
Assuming that the various complaints about satellite Internet have some merit, why is the industry growing so much?
The simple answer is evolution and necessity. Commercial satellite Internet has only been around for about 20 years, and it was highly limited at first, Hill
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