If you are interested in signing up for satellite broadband internet service then you may be aware that you will need a satellite dish in order to send and receive information. However, what you may not be aware of is that you need a special satellite that is unique to the satellite internet service provider you selected. The satellite you get for satellite internet is not the same type of satellite as your DirectTV satellite so you can’t use your cable television satellite to pick up an internet signal.
When you purchase your satellite internet system it will come with a number of components. These components will be separated into two groups, outside components and inside components. A certified satellite technician will need to install both sets of satellite components for you. This is an FCC law. Two way satellite installation is simply not a do-it-yourself project.
The outside broadband internet satellite dish components include the satellite dish, a satellite mount, a feed horn and a feed line. The size of your dish and the mount are going to depend on the service package you select and where your home or office is located. People living in Alaska, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico will generally need a larger satellite dish, a larger mount and a stronger LNB.
The inside broadband internet satellite dish components will include a coaxial cable jack, coaxial cables, grounding hardware and a modem. If you want the technician to take special cosmetic steps to hide your cables or to route them in a special way, or if your installation is going to be more difficult than the average installation because of the size, shape or layout of your home, then you will be charged extra. Any special services that you will need have to be discussed prior to your technician starting any work.