Looking southwest at dusk.
Our internet service is provided through HughesNet hardware, adapted for a mobile lifestyle using a tripod and an adjustable mounting base. My web page request (for example) travels 23,000 miles to a satellite in geosynchronous orbit...and is then relayed another 23k miles to the main HughesNet operations center where it is finally routed to its intended destination. Then the web page (or whatever) that I requested comes back via the same path. Neat-o!