If you or someone you love lives in a remote area, your options for getting online may well be very limited. Be aware that whatever choice you make--satellite or mobile broadband--you'll have strict download limits.
Dish leaps ahead with a satellite-based broadband service with very fast speeds, including up to 12Mbps downloading and 3Mbps uploading, with prices starting at $79.98 per month.
A fresh start, a refurbished MacBook, and a faster satellite connection make for a much more successful second try at the Internet for CNET News reporter Daniel Terdiman's in-laws.
At 4,000 feet and off the grid, a pair of 60-somethings who haven't participated in the last 30-plus years of media innovations get their first taste of the Internet.
Verizon is bringing broadband to rural America via its 4G LTE network, but the service's low data caps and high prices may still be out of reach for some consumers.
Tom and Rafe review what they feel were the biggest and best tech products and advancements of the decade.
Frustrated by subpar, outsourced customer service and technical support? Would you be willing to pay a premium for onshore service?
In 2012, Hughes Communications plans to launch a satellite that could improve performance tenfold. But will it be a real competitor to other broadband services?
Last week, CNET News' Daniel Terdiman wrote about getting his in-laws online for the first time. Now he's turning to Apple to make it easier.