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:
- Fixed Wireless Internet
- Mobile Wireless Internet
- Long Term Evolution (LTE)
- 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.
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.