Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Filling Coverage Gaps With High Quality Business Satellite

By: John Shepler

Businesses located in major metro areas really have it made when it comes to voice and data network connections. Multiple service providers are often anxious to vie for your business. What if you are located even a little bit beyond the reach of fiber, cable and wireless? Are you stuck with POTS landlines and maybe T1 at best? Not anymore.

Your Options are UP
Stop looking in the ground or on the utility poles. You should be looking at the clear sky for your telephone and broadband service. Satellite service is well entrenched for both broadcast TV delivery and small business point of purchase sales. Now, one satellite service has really raised the bar on what they can offer to business users in the way of primary or redundant backup connectivity.

High Bandwidth, VoIP Telephone, FaceTime
Two-way satellite service has a reputation for low bandwidth, low data caps, high latency and iffy service. That’s the old paradigm. Viasat has brought satellite up to a standard that can truly be called “business grade.” Telarus co-founder Patrick Oborn recently visited the Viasat campus for a demo. Pay close attention to the quality and usability of the VoIP telephone and FaceTime calls.

Has this changed your option of how well satellite could work for your business?

Plenty of Bandwidth, More Coming
T1 and fractional T1 bandwidths were good enough when all you needed to do was run credit card purchases and exchange Email. Today’s business is data heavy, video rich and primarily located in the cloud. You need significantly higher bandwidth, robust service, and support for interactive services, including telephone and video conferencing.

You should be looking at ViaSat. Their current satellites blanket the USA mainland and Hawaii, with some coverage in Alaska. The West Coast and the eastern half of the country can get 15/4 Mbps service with persistent IP addresses and unlimited data plans. You’ll be able to implement VoIP telephone, high speed file transfer, email, web browsing, streaming HD video and point of sale. A lower speed 5/1 Mbps redundancy service is available for most of West or if you just need independent backup of your existing copper or wire lines.

Here’s something really exciting! The advanced Viasat-2 satellite was launched in June and will be turned up in early 2018 with a throughput capacity of 300 Gbps. You’ll be able to get download speeds up to 100 Mbps. That’s as good as fiber and just about anywhere you want it in the lower 48 states, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central Americas and even the air routes to Europe. The Viasat-3 satellites launching in the next couple of years will feature downloads up to 1,000 Mbps.

Have you been discounting business satellite service because of their historically low-end performance? It’s definitely time to take another look… at Viasat via Telarus. Get your competitive copper, fiber and business satellite options now.

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