Photo of a large satellite dish with text reading, "Satellite Internet - It's Not What You Think!"


Business internet users have more choices than ever, at the same time, familiar products like analog phone lines and DSL are going away or in some areas, most are already gone. Other older products and services are benefitting from improved technology and one of those is satellite internet.

Those who tried Satellite Internet when it first became available, know that it was an erratic service which was not business grade by today’s standards. Modern systems use similar technology, but the service has been vastly improved by improved hardware and low earth orbit (LEO) satellite services and smaller, more efficient reception dish.

Older systems were metered, so users never know what to expect on their monthly bill. That too has or is going away.  Newer service by several providers are using more satellites, in a lower orbit with improved hardware that greatly increases stability, reliability and signal quality. They are no offering unlimited packages that guarantee a consistent bill every month. While satellite is not the best choice for every business, it is a great option for locations where options are few and those that are hard to reach with other services. If you are having trouble finding good internet for your business, call Online Technology Associates for a quote, you may be surprised! Contact: (770) 446-7199 • LCole@OTA1.com.

Wireless Providing Satellite in orbit over Earth

Things have certainly changed for the better!

The satellite service of our past had earned a well-deserved reputation for being slow and delivering erratic service. But, that was the past – Now, with new technology and supersized satellites already in orbit are delivering speeds and quality that are competitive with other technology here on the ground. This new and improved satellite tech is providing you with enhanced coverage in many more areas.

A case in point is the new ViaSat -3 launched just this week. This supersized satellite has the capacity of 1TB of bandwidth and can deliver 100M of high-quality bandwidth to individual customers! ViaSat’s Constellation of the America satellites will be able to service businesses as well as residential customers in the Americas, the Middle East, and Africa when all of the 3 series satellites are in orbit.

These high-powered satellites will also be servicing customers at sea and in the air, resulting in seamless coverage for travelers in aircraft and aboard ships. These particular satellites will be placed in a traditional “high orbit”. But, AT&T, StarLink, Oneweb, and Amazon’s Kuiper project, etc. are deploying Low Earth Orbit (LEO) smaller satellites that could potentially replace cell towers.

The best news here is that cable, fiber, and cellular providers will have to up their games in order to compete with this new tech in the sky! When shopping for internet service, go with the Pros to help guide you through the choices that you might not know about. Reach out to OTA today!