I live in the sticks and had Hughes satellite - supposedly the best of the satellite providers. They were horrible. Tech support was evasive and d/l speeds dropped dramatically after 10:00 am each day. Some days, it barely beat dial-up. We finally got ATT's 3G wireless for our Desktop (cell tower 1/2 mile away), and they're consistently good, but pricey, at $60/month for 5 GB data/month.