Well it's better than dial up (marginally) it's expensive (IIRC It was $100/month in my area
(that was several years ago, dunno if its come down any) for surfing the net it's ok, but if you want to play any online games, forget it, if you get a heavy rain/snow, you won't have a connection
Satellite internet is basically the last resort for hi speed internet, I seriously considered it as all I could get from a dial up connection was 14,400 (talk about slow) thank God the cable company finally offered cable internet
. If anything else is offered in your area forget the satellite net, and use the other option.
BTW several friends had it and dropped it like a hot rock when the cable internet finally got out to them