Business satellite internet FAQ
Can I get reliable internet in a rural area for a startup business?
If you have a startup business in a rural area, you can get reliable, cheap internet from HughesNet Business 35, which gives you 35 GB of monthly data at speeds up to 25 Mbps for $69.99 per month. If you have a higher budget or heavier data needs, opt for Viasat Business Unlimited 200, which gives you 200 GB of data at speeds up to 35 Mbps for $400 per month.
Can I use a VPN on satellite internet?
Using a VPN (virtual private network) with satellite internet can make your connection slower, and it isn’t usually recommended. Broad Sky recommends 4G LTE service for customers who need to use a VPN. Some providers, such as Viasat, offer specific recommendations for using a VPN, such as using SSL-based VPNs. If you must use a VPN, get a satellite plan with the fastest available speed.
Does the data cap with satellite internet count uploads and downloads?
Yes, data caps meter all data usage that’s uploaded or downloaded on your satellite internet connection. So while streaming movies and downloading video games eats up a lot of data, so can uploading photos or videos to social media.
When can I get fast satellite internet from Starlink?
In mid to late 2020, Starlink (SpaceX) will be launching satellite internet service in parts of the US and Canada. Thanks to LEO (low-Earth orbit) satellites, Starlink has promised faster, better, and cheaper satellite internet service for rural areas.
How can I get satellite internet for my home?
You can get home satellite internet with Viasat or HughesNet. HughesNet has the lowest prices, while Viasat excels in delivering the fastest speeds. By 2021, you can start looking into next generation satellite service from Starlink and other companies entering the marketplace. To learn more about residential satellite internet in your area, visit our Satellite Providers page.