Mobile Satellite Internet -
The Only Always Online Solution
Mobile Internet in High Demand - However?
As of 2015, there will be approximately 357 million users of the Internet in North America and increasingly, mobile access is wanted. People want to be able to access their banking information, check their email, or just "surf the Net" from wherever they are! Traditional broadband Internet services like DSL, cable modem, and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) are wired to specific buildings and are definitely NOT mobile.
Of course, there are limitations with mobile broadband:
- Monthly service plans can cost more than for terrestrial broadband.
- There are sometimes extra fees for larger volumes of data .
- "High speed" can mean significantly slower than for traditional broadband, often having a maximum download speed of 1-2 Mbps or less with the older Ku-band services, and as much as 15 Mbps with newer Ka-Band services.
One common mobile solution is the "Hot Spot" ... a location where Wi-Fi Internet access is available. You can find hot spots in airports, hotels, coffee shops, libraries and just about any place that people tend to congregate. A problem with the hot spot is that you must go to within its rather limited range, about 300 feet without amplification. A second issue is that the network can become very slow, when many users are connected. In RV parks, the ability to connect may depend on which site you are assigned.
Cellular networks provide another mobile Internet solution. The technologies in use are either third generation (3G) or fourth generation ( 4G) cellular networks. As with a hot spot, the result of high demand can be "very slow" to "not available". Additionally, even without high demand, speed and availability will vary by location. This is a true mobile solution, since you can use it while moving!
Mobile Satellite Internet
The only mobile Internet connection that can always (baring extreme weather) be available is satellite. This rather "amazing" option will provide Internet access virtually anywhere in the lower 48 states of the United States.
Who Can Benefit from Mobile Satellite Internet?
If your cellular connection keeps "dropping" you or the connection is unbearably slow or non-existent ... if the closest Hot Spot is an hour's drive away ... if you cannot afford to be without Internet access for a day or longer occasionally ...
... then you can most likely benefit from mobile satellite Internet!
There is a lot to understand, when it comes to mobile satellite Internet. It is our hope that this web site will answer most or all of your questions. If there is any question not answered here, feel free to contact us.
Mobile Internet Satellite can provide "The Always Online Solution" with an easy to set up tripod-based Satellite Internet system. We bring over 13 years of experience and we carry a complete line of mobility accessories.