So you’re thinking about getting satellite internet service. But before you order, are you aware of your online habits and how much downloading you do? This is important, because any satellite company will have a fair access policy. This policy is in place because you are sharing your satellite connection with other customers much in the same way as those with ground-based internet are sharing theirs. Every internet company must pay for the bandwidth that it provides its customers with. So someone who spends a lot of time downloading large movie or music files will ultimately cost an ISP more money. As well, one heavy user can slow down the internet speeds of all who share the connection. Those who tend to hog bandwidth frequently may be charged for extra bandwidth, and/or have their internet connection slowed down for a certain period of time.