David Michel hands the keys to Mark Jackson

DTES - Same Location Since 1985

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At Down To Earth Satellite, we know your TV service is important to you and your family.  We are proud to be one of this area's original Dish Network dealers. In addition to the national promotions that Dish offers, we offer our customers additional services like custom installation, connection and programming to your stereo or surround system, etc.

Because of the pivotal role we play in your TV viewing, Down To Earth Satellite Systems is committed to creating and maintaining strong relationships with our customers, built on a foundation of excellence and trust. From the products we offer to our dedicated customer service and support, we know what’s important to you. 


Helping our Local Emergency Service

DirecTV and Exede


Satellite TV

Serving Our Customers Since 1985


Down To Earth Satellite has been located in the same office building since we started back in 1985. This past summer we remodeled and moved to an office adjacent to our original office. We have a much larger and modern office facility that allows us to better serve our customers.

Drop by and visit with us. Let us show you the Hopper system by Dish. Or bring your laptop and try Exede Internet out for yourself. See why it's the fastest growing Internet service serving the rural residents and businesses.

See how easy it is for you to get Dish, DirecTV or Exede installed at your home or office. Check out the current promotional offers. See what it would cost to switch providers or upgrade your current service. We're not high pressure sales. We will listen to your needs and provide you with honest suggestions to provide you with the best possible solutions for your needs.

​Our mission is to listen to our client's specific needs and deliver high performance products through continuous product innovation and operational excellence.  We carry complete product lines from Dish, DirecTV or Exede.

Time to upgrade you’re your old equipment or looking to switch to another provider? Need another receiver? Tired of poor service? Call us. We can help you with your upgrade. We must be doing something right – we’re still here after 30 years! The other guys can’t say that…

Local Service

We proudly offer Dish Network, DIRECTV, Exede, KVH and Sirius Satellite Radio equipment to our residential as well as commercial clients. We offer the same national promotions with the added benefit of local, professional installation and maintenance.

We provide custom installations the other companies don’t want to do. Here is a custom Dish Network and Exede installation that we designed in 2013. The customer did not want to see the dishes so we installed them 300 feet away from the house. Those of you that know about Exede Internet will know that we are limited to 125 feet of quality RG-6 cable. In order to overcome the distance limitations, we installed the Exede modem at the pole in a custom, climate controlled housing and ran Cat 6 wire 300 feet to the house. We then “lit up” the home with wireless signal as well as additional access points to provide trouble free service. This site also has the Hopper and Joey Dish system installed. Call us with your challenge. We can make it work for you.

Whether it’s for your apartment complex, hotel, hospital, nursing home or RV Park we have the experience and knowledge to design and install your own Private Cable System. Private Cable allows you to choose the channel lineup as well as control your monthly programming costs. We have saved our clients hundreds of dollars per month by customizing the channels that offered to their clients.

Why pay the cable company high rates for channels that you don’t need or use? Call today and let us show you the savings you can enjoy as well the quality picture your clients will see immediately.

Private Cable Systems

We carry a large selection of replacement parts including remote controls, LNBF’s, dishes and mounts, custom installation supplies, wire and connectors. (Our wire is quality solid copper center – the local supply stores only sell copper coated wire)



Custom Installation

We proudly support our emergency service providers by donating our services and equipment when needed.

Providing professional service to Southeast MO and Southern IL since 1985, we are one of the oldest satellite dealers in the area.

We offer only OEM parts

Through our sister company, we offer DirecTV and Exede satellite internet. We are truly your one stop store for everything satellite. Stop by or give us a call. Let us show you why we are your leader in satellite TV!

About Us

We design, build, install and maintain Private Cable Systems to fit your needs

Parts and Service when you need them 

For more than thirty years, Down To Earth Satellite has supplied our customers with more than just satellite equipment. We are a business partner, a trusted provider of comprehensive product lines and satellite solutions, backed by a solid guarantee and fast and friendly service.

In January Down To Earth was purchased by Mark Jackson, owner of Network Communications. Mark has been in the satellite business since 1982 and brings with him his knowledge in satellite internet, RF distribution design and installation, commercial Sirius Satellite Radio, Private Cable design installation and maintenance, custom installations for business and residential customers as well as background music installation.

With our new relationship with Network Communications, Down To Earth now offers DIRECTV and Exede Internet as well as DTE's Dish service.  Dan Frazier (DTE's technician) is still with us as well as Chad Moore and Mark. Call or drop by and visit with us for all your satellite needs.

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Welcome to the Down To Earth Satellite parts department. We make parts research and purchasing quick and easy. If you have any questions at all, our friendly team of experts are just a phone call away. Genuine parts, personal service, same day shipping and the industry's best products. 

At Down To Earth Satellite we only carry genuine OEM replacement parts. 

If you want maximum up-time, the best performance, safety, and energy efficiency, use OEM parts.

You've invested a lot of time and money into your equipment. Protect that investment with genuine OEM parts for all your satellite equipment. It's the only way to guarantee performance, safety, and efficiency.

Why choose OEM parts?
Sure, it may be tempting to use lower-cost parts. But the truth is, saving a few dollars now could cost you a lot more in the long run. Think about these critical items:

  • Reliability - Because OEM parts are designed specifically for your equipment, you'll get the most uptime and maximum performance.
  • Safety - You never know when a small difference will have huge consequences. Why put your family at risk for an accident or injury caused by non-OEM parts?
  • Warranty Protection - Using non-OEM parts will usually void your equipment warranty (and that can cost big bucks later if a repair is needed).
  • Energy Savings - Genuine OEM parts are designed and tested for exact equipment specifications, so they work more efficiently and can result in energy savings over time.

Don't rely on replacement parts that look like OEM or cheap cable. Get the real thing and rest assured that you're installing quality, time proven parts.