Although the U.S. has greatly improved on its broadband penetration in the past few years, many people who live in rural areas have very few options when it comes to having high-speed Internet. If you live in an area that only has dial-up service, currently the best way to speed up your Internet access is to install satellite Internet.
Contact a satellite Internet service provider to initiate the service and to set up an appointment with an installation technician. Per Federal Communications Commission regulations, a licensed technician has to install the satellite dish itself.
Connect the modem, which is already connected to the satellite dish, to your computer with an Ethernet cable. Although the installation technician will usually do this step for you, it's good to know how to do it if you buy a new computer or for some other reason need to temporarily unhook things. Plug in the modem.
Turn on the computer and insert the installation CD if your service provider included one. Key in your username and password and sign on to the Internet to make sure everything is connected properly.
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