said by DrStrangLov:They don't fit into the FCC definition. The next update to the definition could very possibly count out satellite and all DSL other than VDSL entirely. Possibly a real upload requirement too. The FCC is getting desperate to look like they are doing something. Pretty much no one believes they are doing anything at all. So I would not be shocked if the FCC raised the bar by a large margin the next time around. Try to prove themselves. said by silbaco:
If you have a choice for broadband other than satellite, the vast majority of people are going to take it.
Conditional Remark - "choice for broadband."
Low quality DSL does not fit into that definition...but newest satellite birds do these days.