Broadband delivery is achieved through the use of a satellite dish and suitable broadband transmitter/receiver equipment in order to send or receive data. It has and is still being used in rural areas to achieve higher broadband speeds than those achievable through the traditional copper connections.

Satellite broadband download speeds in the UK are currently between 2Mbps rising to 10Mbps using the latest internet satellite developments. Download limits are restricted unless higher monthly premiums (>£90) are paid. Service installation costs range between £300 and £700

Satellite broadband is also regarded as less reliable and is subject to timing signal issues, making it an unsuitable option for fast-paced applications like online gaming or internet television services.

New developments and more satellite channel availability are planned to come on line over the next few years which may make this delivery option more acceptable particularly where other options are not available.