Two-way Satellite Internet Systems - Why you should consider Satellite Internet by Remotesat
Common Terms used:
ISP - Internet Service Provider
Skunked – Overused to the point of saturation
DSL – Digital Service Line
NOC – Network Operations Center

Tired of the “Last Mile” problem with Internet connections? Here’s the solution!

What is the “Last Mile”
Internet is fast, computers are fast, so why does it take so long to download a file?

Many ISP’s are skunked.
Being an ISP used to be an easy and lucrative business. You purchased a large “pipe” to the Internet, a bunch of phone lines so users could call your service, charged everyone lots of money for the privilege of connecting, and magic, you were in business. Then came the 56K modems and less users could use your system without completely filling your main pipe to the Internet so you now had to upgrade the pipe more often making for less profit for the provider and therefore the providers were slower to upgrade. Next came DSL (high speed connections). Now the problems of completely filling the main pipe were really amplified. Now combine all this with competitive dialup and connection rates due to price wars throughout the world and you find providers charging less with costs increasing everyday. This translates to even more hesitancy on the behalf of Internet providers to upgrade the equipment and pipe to the Internet. Everyone would like to wait till they have just a little more cash before upgrading again. Guess who suffers? You the end user. If you want to see an example of this try downloading something at about 4:30 PM when the kids get home from school and start downloading music or again at about 6:30 PM. You can go to and trace the speed of the Internet back to your provider here. You will see that in most cases, the local provider has the bottleneck. They are the “Last Mile” and therefor the problem.
This scenario has been played out by some of the biggest providers, (like AOL a few years ago when they could not keep up with growth), right down to the local level.

Phone lines are poor.
Traditionally phone lines in rural areas have not been optimal quality due to long runs, extreme terrain and in many cases, equipment that has seen better days. In some remote areas the only way of getting phone service is radio phone or cell phone, neither of which are acceptable for good, reliable Internet access.

The Answer?
Two Way Satellite Internet.
It’s an innovative new way for communities in Canada to connect to the worldwide web, and it’ll change the way you work, live and play. Best of all, it’s the fast, reliable, and affordable high-speed Internet solution that’s easy to install, operate and maintain

Pros and Cons Dialup:

Relatively inexpensive

Subject to performance of local phone lines.
Subject to performance of local Internet Provider.
Subject to performance of what could be a cheap modem installed in your computer.

Pros and Cons of Satellite Internet:

No phone lines required
Connects via ethernet cable
Always on connection
Compatible with all operating systems
Seasonal contracts available
Telephone, fax capabilities
It’s fast
   Upload and download speeds are as fast as – or faster than – dial-up, ISDN, DSL, MMDS, cable and satellite. In fact, users can achieve transfer speeds as fast as 1.5 Mbps. Unique among high speed systems, uses the 2.4,5.2 and 5.7 GHz spectrum to reduce interference and provide higher sustained data rates using a fraction of the airtime of other systems.

It’s extremely reliable
   You can always count on service because this unique technology uses a superior wireless broadband platform from Motorola to deliver data in short packages that travel between radio signal fades without disturbance.

It’s very affordable
   Residential and business packages that are very affordable. No spectrum acquisition or site licensing required. Unlike other systems, there is no complex infrastructure to install, no need to run overhead or in-ground wire, and no microwave or software to install – so your deployment cost is significantly lower than with other systems.

Up and running in no time
   The streamlined, three-piece system can be up and running in just one day because each unit includes all the user authorization, network management and diagnostic capabilities you need to remotely control and monitor your network.

Safe and secure
   The most advanced security available with over-the-air DES encryption to scramble data and prevent interception. Furthermore, only authorized users can access the system. The system comes with Data Encryption Standard (DES) to protect against eavesdropping and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is available as an option for customers requiring the most secure network available.

It can be anything you want it to be. You can do whatever you want, whenever you want, quickly and easily with your high-speed connection. It’s up to you:
  • Hear and see multimedia sights and sounds like never before
  • Download movies, music, animation and games
  • Connect with friends and family around the world through fast e-mail
  • Do your banking and finances securely online
  • Chat with friends and family in real time
  • Surf the Internet using a fast and reliable connection

Flexible and scaleable
   Point-to-Multipoint technology allows service delivery to homes, home businesses and small- to medium-sized businesses, and can be easily scaled to serve wider geographical areas, larger populations, large enterprises and higher traffic volumes by adding any number of new units.

It’s anywhere you are
   Because it doesn't rely on wire line technology, it can be installed virtually anywhere in Canada. It’s the ideal high-speed option for communities that are under served by traditional high-speed technologies, such as rural, northern, or remote communities.

Above and beyond
   Superior high-speed Internet service is just the beginning. We also offer you a range of value-added services, including WebHosting, MailHosting and Website Design.

Everything’s taken care of
   When you choose Remotesat you'll receive unsurpassed care and attention – every step of the way. We'll install your complete system directly, and we'll also provide on-going support, and network setup.

Relatively expensive when compared to dial up or DSL.
Must be professionally installed.
1-2 year contract required

What you must ask yourself:

How important is reliable Internet to me?
Do I use the Internet in my business?
How easy would it be to lose money if I could not access my email?
How much could I save by not having existing Internet connections and phone lines?

Now calculate how much more the Satellite connection will cost you. In many cases you will find there is not much more cost associated with Satellite vs. Local Internet. Given the reliability of Satellite and the “always on” feature, we believe that Two-way Satellite Internet is the answer.