Rural Areas Have Internet Options, Too
No matter where you live, there is a reliable internet solution for you.
Finding reliable internet is no walk in the park when you live in a rural area. Luckily, Dish has internet partners ready to connect you to the world beyond your field of dreams.
With Frontier internet, you can shop, surf and study with:
Unlimited data and no overage charges
Plans available in select rural areas
Wi-Fi router included
No Annual Commitment
Viasat satellite internet is available nationwide, including for those without access to broadband internet.
Speeds up to 100 Mbps in select areas
2-year price lock
Unlimited satellite internet data*
*After you use the standard amount of data for your plan, Viasat may prioritize your data behind other customers during network congestion.
Subject to availability. Restrictions apply. Internet not provided by DISH and billed separately
Satellite Internet Comes to You
While broadband infrastructure continues to expand, it still hasn’t met the demands of all rural areas. That’s why satellite internet is often the easiest way to connect to the online world in rural locations. Satellites use signals from space, placing high-speed internet in your home, so you’re able to check emails, stream movies, and video chat with your friends and family from all over the world. No matter how close or far away from a big city you live, satellite internet is sure to give you the reliable internet you’ve been looking for.
Maybe satellites and broadband aren’t your cups of iced tea. There are other options out there for your rural home to get the internet it needs.
Dial-up uses existing telephone lines, making it the most affordable but not the most reliable internet provider.
Available almost everywhere
Speeds less than 1 Mbps
Interrupts landline phone usage while active
Also using existing phone lines, DSL internet is a little faster than dial-up but still lags in reliability.
Can use landline and internet at the same time
Speeds fluctuate due to call volume
Only available in some rural areas
WISP uses centrally located towers to broadcast a wireless internet signal, but weather can affect your connection.
Faster than dial-up or DSL
Requires large equipment and clear line of sight to the tower
Not always available in rural areas
With cell towers virtually everywhere, cellular broadband internet benefits from its accessibility, but it can be expensive.
High speeds and reliability
Often more expensive per GB of data
Connected devices can experience poor battery life
Want to learn more about rural internet?
No matter where you live, the internet connects you to the larger world. Broadband and satellite internet are just a couple of the options available for internet service in your home. If you want to learn more about your rural internet options, including pricing and availability, USDish has you covered.