The satellite television company DirecTV does offer DSL and satellite Internet services. You can get DSL Internet from DirecTV when you pay for it as a part of your TV and Internet package. DirecTV has partnered up with DSL providers such as AT&T and Verizon to offer you DSL service.
DSL is the technology that sends digital data signals over wires of local telephone network lines. DSL lines can be used by many different phone and Internet service providers at the same time, which allows you to sign up with DirecTV and use its partnership with local DSL line providers to get one of the fastest Internet services on the market.
DirecTV provides satellite TV and has partnered with companies such as HughesNet to provide high-speed Internet service by satellite and AT&T to provide DSL services to its customers. DSL lines are connected to your home with a coaxial cable, while satellite Internet is received and transmitted with your DirecTV satellite dish.
Call DirecTV (directv.com) to order DSL. DSL Internet service is available for purchase when you buy your DirecTV satellite television packages. You can add it to your account at any time and it will connect to your set-top box so you can access movies and shows from websites such as Netflix, Hulu and OVGuide.
If you can't get DSL where you live because there are no DSL lines or providers in the area, you can get high-speed Internet with DirecTV's satellite Internet service called WildBlue. For $50 a month you can have a constant always-on Internet connection that provides up to 1.5 megabytes per second download and 512 kilobits per second upload, as of June 2011.