Satellite Internet Service Subscribers To Grow At Rapid Rate In Coming Years

A report by Research and Markets says that there will be many more subscribers to satellite internet service by 2018. This growth to more than triple today’s subscribers will be largely due to the development of new technologies and the launching of new satellites. Together, they will allow for high speed internet that far exceeds that of DSL service. The report, entitled “Global Consumer Satellite Broadband Internet Market” is available online and provides a peek into the current state of internet service adoption around the world. Considering that satellite internet wasn’t marketed to household consumers until 2001, this prediction for growth is quite impressive. Another reason for the predicted rapid adoption of satellite internet is affordability; once satellite ISPs stopped charging enterprise and government rates for satellite internet, it was available to a higher number of residential customers.