What’s the best way to install satellite TV for a farm?

DIRECTV Satellite TV is still a great option for a lot of people. In fact AT&T’s management has started pointing out what a great choice it is for rural areas. So, how does DIRECTV work in a farm environment?

DIRECTV in multiple buildings

One of the concerns that people have about satellite TV is how to get it to multiple buildings. It can be expensive to run multiple satellite cables from building to building. You can use a single-cable solution but then you run into distance limitations. If you are using a single wire, the limit for distance is usually about 150 cable-feet. That isn’t as long as you would thing when you consider the up and down, the extra cables, and that sort of thing.

The good news is that you can put a dish on every single building and avoid that problem. While this means you may not be able to share recorded programs, it does mean that every single building on the farm can get satellite TV. The cost isn’t really that much higher and it’s a one-time expense. There’s no additional cost required for multiple dishes on a month-to-month basis.

Internet concerns

People in really rural areas always worry about internet connectivity. Sometimes the local internet provider won’t even cover a farm. This means that people choose satellite internet, which is a good option but sometimes comes with limitations. You may have metered data or data caps.

It’s perfectly possible to use all DIRECTV equipment without it connecting to the internet. Of course you’re going to lose out on some features but that’s to be expected. The point is that your DIRECTV system doesn’t have to eat through all your data if you don’t want.

The best entertainment no matter where you are

You don’t have to rely on a small, rural cable company to deliver your TV entertainment. You can get the best entertainment, the same things that people in larger towns and cities enjoy. It’s all there for you with DIRECTV.

Choose Signal Connect for your DIRECTV dealer and you’ll get the best experience. Our technicians can help you get the right equipment, the stuff you need to make your entertainment experience shine. They can recommend a local installation professional to get everything installed and wired. And, if you don’t have internet, they can help you get set up with satellite internet that will deliver a personalized set of features just for you.

It all starts with one call to Signal Connect at 888-233-7563. Our professionals are ready during East Coast business hours. If you are ready to make a move and it’s outside of our business hours, fill out the form below! You’ll get an answer from a qualified technician quickly, usually within a day or less.

You’ve waited long enough to get great entertainment. Now that you’re ready to get started, choose the team that will help you get it done right! Signal Connect has helped tens of  thousands of people just like you.

About the Author

Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.