The satellite company DirecTV has added a new service to their usual satellite television service which is DirecTV Internet. This services provides you with an internet connection using the satellite instead of the regular internet. There are two ways in which DirecTV is mostly offered. It can be made available to you through the use of the satellite dish or it can be available to you through another company with whom DirecTV has a partnership.
The offering of DirecTV Internet is a reaction from the company to the large amount of package deals that are being offered by companies of cable television. In the early years of digital television and mobile networks, it was common that a company had its own specialty and they simply stuck with it. Nowadays it is reality that these companies have managed to either build their own diverse operations or they have gone into partnerships with companies that have a different specialty. By joining foces, they can offer a diversity of services.
DirecTV has been active in the internet business for some time now, but they were always rather expensive. Now they have partnered up with local phone companies and are able to make better offers. The company offers satellite internet along with the normal satellite services for a reduced price.
There are some locations where the DirecTV Internet service is not yet available. This is due to the fact that DirecTV Internet has not been able to make partners with a local company in order to offer the service. For the people who find themselves in this situation DirecTV offers another solution. Just contact them and find out what your area situation is like, and what they can offer.
As DirecTV Internet is not depending on cable networks the problems of transmission are negligible, but the satellite connection is very sensitive to influences of the weather. Rain, storms, snow, fog and ice are influences that have a negative effect on the transmission speed and the connection in general.
The benefits from using DirecTV Internet is that it is very easy to install on your own, it is very easy to make it portable and you have a connection which is active around the clock. Also you will have access to the most wide range of channels. The company has an excellent customer service that can assist you if there are any questions or complaints.
The downside of DirecTV Internet is that the connection is in need of permanent mounting in order to stay stable. Also the disc needs to be cleaned very frequently and as mentioned before is very sensitive to outside influences. The price may also have you take a step back and rethink, because in comparison to cable, it is rather expensive. But just like any other service, you have to know what you want in order to determine if this service is the right one for you.