I recently got satellite and am soooooooo glad to have it in spite of the problems that most people associate with it. I might add I have had no problems as yet. My speed is approx 850k more or less at all times. So far, it has been pretty well constant. Normal dsl us normally 1000k or 1mg. In my particular situation, it is nearly the same as dsl. ONly slightly slower. Dialup is never going to be more than 56k and usually slower than than because of bottlenecks.
We have satellite now because we live so far out, we can't get dial up, cable or dsl... So after being without internet for 4 months or so, it is wonderful.
We have hughes.net. Our bill is 59.95 month. It is much much better than any dialup. I have had all types of internet. I like dsl the best.
Hope my review helps.