5. Who provides Satellite Internet ?
Although there are many companies offering satellite internet,the majority of satellite broadband is provided by two companies: Hudges (DirectPC/DirectWay) and Gilat (Starband). Hudges uses various partners that resell their service. Although they provide low tier tech support, and the transponders/ gateways might be unique to them, service is still provided by Hudges.
Here is an incomplete list of some major Satellite Internet providers:
Galaxy Broadband - Canada