Similar to wireless cellphones, Miles Out Internet is beamed directly to your home or business via a signal from a local area cellular towers and not from satellites in space. This is what makes Miles Out Internet available just about anywhere. There’s no need to worry about landlines or phone lines. Miles Out Internet is faster than satellite, cost effective and an excellent alternative to DSL and slower satellite services.
Miles Out Internet service comes from cellular towers powered by the North America 4G, 5G and LTE USA network. No matter if you are in a moving RV or a fixed building location you will always have a strong connection.
How It Works:
The Modem communicates with a local cell tower to bring the internet to your home. For the modem to receive the best signal, it will need to have the least amount of obstructions between it and the cell tower. To allow for the best signal, this modem will need to be placed in or near a window.
The modem contains a built-in WiFi router. This will distribute the internet connection wirelessly to the devices (Smart TVs, phones, tablets, computers, etc) throughout your home.
This all happens at the speed of light. The signal goes back and forth in a fraction of a second, allowing you to get online, stream music and videos and send large emails quickly and smoothly.
Satellite Internet vs. Miles Out Internet
There is a tendency to think satellite and the service Miles Out Internet provides, are the same. In fact, they share some common concepts but the actual service delivered is very different.
Advantages of Miles Out Internet
Miles Out Internet provides land-based links that are short connections from your home to a local tower, generally less than 10 miles apart compared to a 22,000 mile satellite link. This means our service is less likely to be impacted by heavy rains, wind or storms.
Disadvantages Of Satellite
Satellite service requires the equipment at your location to “talk” to a satellite in orbit. That means the wireless signal needs to travel great lengths, typically about 22,236 miles! That long distance is the main issue with satellite service. That distance creates a gap between ISP’s latency and throughput.
Latency is how long it takes to send a signal over the link measured in milliseconds. Throughput is a term used to define the measure of the capacity of the link such as 10Mbps. Even at the speed of light, which wireless travels at, there is an inherent “satellite delay” with satellite Internet service that fixed wireless doesn’t have.
Satellite’s latency, or perceived speed is almost 20 times slower than a land based service such as Miles Out Internet. This is because the Miles Out signal is traveling a fraction of the miles compared to satellite links.
Data caps are when the service provider either slows your connection or charges you for extra usage of data. When evaluating a satellite service, make sure you check their terms of service because satellite services generally have the most strict terms of usage in the industry. Their data caps are low and they can vary depending on the time of the day. Data caps are a very real concern if you are watching Netflix or other streaming video. According to Netflix, an HD stream can use up to 2.8GB of data per hour. If you have a 10GB monthly data cap, that transfer limit can be reached within roughly 3.5 hours. Then you are paying expensive overage fees, potentially up to $15 per each additional 1GB.
Inclement weather can affect any service. However, it is uncommon for overcast skies or stormy days to cause problems for your internet connection. Weather would only impact the service if the tower is damaged during a storm.