If you have serious data needs while on the road (like a gamer in the passenger seat), 4G LTE internet is something to look into. Connecting with 4G LTE internet will give you much more data than any other type of internet you can get on the road. Most 4G LTE home internet plans give you 400 GB or more per month—which is much more than you’ll get with a typical mobile hotspot.
There are a few limitations to 4G LTE internet though. It works only in areas with mobile phone service (of course). You’ll also need to keep the router plugged in while it’s in use (there isn’t a battery option), which should be fairly simple in a sleeper truck.
To get 4G LTE internet service, you’ll have to pay for the router/modem up front and then pay for monthly service. The advantage to this type of service is that you can take it with you on the road and also set it up at home.
There are dozens of 4G LTE internet providers around the country that will give you good wireless internet service for around $100 per month. Some of them run on Sprint or T-Mobile networks, which won’t offer very good coverage. Opt for a 4G LTE internet provider that runs on Verizon or AT&T networks for the best coverage on roads and highways across the country. Most 4G LTE providers are MVNOs (mobile virtual network operators), so it can be hard to find out which networks they operate on. Check this list of MVNOs in the US to find out which network a particular 4G LTE internet provider operates on.