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How Can I Get Internet In A Rural Area?

How Can I Get Internet In A Rural Area?

The Internet is one of the most transformative technologies the world has ever seen. Since its introduction, it has dramatically changed our way of life, work, play, and learning. It is also actively changing how we conduct commerce.

With all these revolutions taking place, it is no surprise that rural Internet is as vital as it is in urban areas. Even more impressive is the idea of unlimited Internet service that's available for all populations.

The benefits that we stand to gain from the Internet underscores the need for interconnecting all communities. That is why Nomad Internet sets out to provide high-speed Internet in rural areas.

There are various ways you can get Internet in a rural area:

  1. Fixed Wireless Internet
  2. Mobile Wireless Internet
  3. Long Term Evolution (LTE)
  4. Satellite Internet

Fixed Wireless Internet

Fixed wireless Internet sends the Internet signals to your home via radio waves transmitted by a base station. When using this option, a receiver is installed in your home. It taps the signals from the closest wireless base station. A cable then carries broadband signals from the receiver to the router in your house.

Fixed wireless Internet is easy to set up than the other broadband services considering that it does not need installation of physical cables. As opposed to traditional cellular services, it offers high bandwidth caps, typically 100GB or more. When under an unlimited Internet plan, you enjoy surfing without any caps.

Also, expect high download speeds that are as fast or even faster than other broadband services.

Mobile Wireless Internet

Mobile wireless Internet is the kind of Internet accessed through USB wireless modem, portable modem, or smartphone/tablet, or other mobile devices. The connection happens through cellphone towers. For a digital Nomad residing in an area with excellent cell service, Nomad Internet provides access to each of the four major carriers. Simply choose a membership plan that you are comfortable with, and you are good to go.

Mobile broadband comes with bit rates that support video and data, in addition to other data access. Any of the following devices are viable to provide mobile wireless Internet to portable computers:

  • Mobile broadband modems (connect cards)
  • PC data cards
  • Portable devices with built-in mobile broadband support like PDAs, tablets, smartphones, and laptops

Currently, 3G and 4G are the fastest mobile wireless connections. The "G" is a short form for Generation. Works are undergoing on 5th Generation mobile broadband which is set revolutionize our perception of the Internet.

Long Term Evolution (LTE)

The LTE 4G technology is based on an IP network architecture that connects to surrounding cellular towers to offer data connection. With LTE, users enjoy faster connections as opposed to HSPA and 3G. You can note faster downloads/uploads and improved streaming.

Satellite Internet

A digital Nomad in a sparsely populated area or a very remote region can use satellite broadband to access the Internet. Satellites that orbit the earth have broadband links, just as they do for television and telephone services.

To use satellite Internet, you require a clear southern sky. A change in the site of the orbiting satellite and lousy weather conditions can disrupt the ability to use satellite service. Latency issues are also a significant concern for satellite, given that satellites are at a considerable distance from the end-users. On the road, travelers may not find it of much help either.

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    Thankfully, blogs like the one discussed in this article provide valuable information on the subject. The article explores four methods for getting internet in rural areas, including fixed wireless, mobile wireless, LTE, and satellite internet, providing a clear understanding of each. The author’s insights are helpful, ensuring readers won’t feel out of their depth when discussing internet-related matters.

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    Ana Rys

    Unfortunately, even in 21st century getting internet in rural areas can be a challenge. So such blogs like yours are lifesavers because there is always helpful information about this or that aspect of internet. This article helps understand how to get internet in rural areas. It was interesting for me to know that there are 4 ways: fixed wireless, mobile wireless, LTE and satellite internet. Thanks to the author, now I understand what exactly each of these means. So articles like this one help people who don’t want to feel like a fish out of the water when others discusss internet matters.

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    Stacy Haze

    This is a very informative article! I have always been interested in ways people can access the internet in rural areas as it proves to be a problem especially for the elderly. It’s very important that you explain each way thoroughly and using simple words. To tell the truth, I didn’t know what LTE is till this moment. I mean, I knew that it’s a nice thing to have in your phone, but had no idea how it works. Overall, the article is very well-written and provides the necessary information for those who want to get the internet connection in their rural residences.

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