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Satellites are used to broadcast radio and TV signals over a wide area. With UK services, this usually stretches from the bottom of Italy to the southern parts of Scandinavia, and as far west as Portugal. This is an efficient and cheap use of bandwidth. People who want to receive these broadcasts need a satellite dish to collect the signals, plus equipment to decode and display them – typically a TV set and a set-top box.
The same satellites also broadcast data to individual recipients. However, bandwidth is expensive and limited, so this is neither cheap nor efficient. It only makes sense because it can reach areas that are not served by landlines or even 3G mobile services. You can get satellite broadband almost anywhere, as long as you have a clear view to the south.