What will the connection speeds be like for my internet?
Your Rural Country internet speeds are determined by a number of factors. Your computer’s configuration, the number of people currently using your internet, and the loading speeds of the websites you are using are just some of the factors that determine your upload and download speeds. Using a VPN will also significantly reduce your internet speeds.
We do not recommend using our internet services for activities that require fraction-of-a-second responses, such as twitch gameplay or real-time equities trading.
Can I connect my modem to a wireless router?
Yes! You can connect a wireless router to your internet modem to use high-speed Internet anywhere in your home. There are a number of wireless router options available. When selecting a router, try to avoid ones that have Adaptive Quality of Service (QoS) features, as they can slow down your connection. Contact your Rural Country representative for more information.
How does the Rural Country satellite internet connection work?
A satellite internet dish will be installed on the outside of your home to create a connection point between your home. Two coaxial cables will connect the satellite to the internet modem, which connects to your computer.
How quickly will I receive internet service?
Typically, your internet service will be up and running within two weeks of your order. After placing your order, one of our Rural Country certified internet installers will contact you within three days to schedule an installation date. If you need a longer amount of time until you are ready for Internet installation, just place your order when you are ready for our internet services.
Why can’t I play real-time streaming games with my internet?
Satellite internet requires a signal to be sent up to the satellite and back to your computer. Because the signal has to travel a long distance (around 45,000 miles), there is a delay that typically lasts about half a second. This delay will cause issues in streaming and won’t allow you to make the rapid-fire choices that are necessary for most streaming games.