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cblacklockjr

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I am an Engineering consultant looking to full-time. Having access to wireless internet will be key to this adventure. Unfortunately, my needs are very data intensive. I am look for options available that meet the following general criteria.

o Wireless Internet Accessible at 99% of all locations in the US.
o 10 GB per day without reduced download speeds.
o Download speeds of 50 mbps.
o Upload speeds of 10 mbps.

Through some research, I have found that this will be challenging. I have reviewed some satellite options and 4G/5G options and have realized that they may not be able to come close to this.

What are the best options for wireless internet access when full-timing and what is the closest option (even if it doesn't meet it) to the criteria above.

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Unless you are planning on staying in cities with 5G service, it isn't going to happen. While there are some areas where 4G LTE service meets your requirements, as you move into rural areas, your speeds are going to drop below 50 / 10.

As to choices, while there are satellite services that could meet your requirements, they are not mobile, and very expensive. There are satellite based systems currently being developed that will work, but they are years away. You will pretty much need to stick with cell service & its limitations for the near future.

In my case I don't require the data speed & volume you are asking for, but carry both an AT&T & Verizon cellular modem (Jetpack) and have generally had 6-8 MB down & 2-4 MB up when I had a connection. I've only had a few locations where neither provider lacked coverage (Big Bend NP in Texas, Cades Cove in Smoky Mountain NP to mention 2). I do carry a cell amplifier for the fringe areas.

I'm currently sitting in my house in Upstate NY just outside a small town of 10,000. Not quite rural, but not near a large city. AT&T shows 23.3Mb down, 1.3Mb up, while Verizon is 9.3Mb down & .8Mb up. Both show fairly low signal strength.

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l haven’t tried it yet, but I’ve been thinking that a desktop in the “cloud” might be the answer. Let it do all the heavy lifting and all you need is enough bandwidth to communicate with it..

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Currently the only way to meet those requirements while mobile would be to have multiple accounts and a router that would load balance all the connections.

Sasktel offers 4G LTE that would meet the first 30 gigs of the requirements. It is throttled to 2 mbps after 30 gigs of data. 2 mbps is enough to do streaming video from Netflix.

You may find that pretty much all wireless providers reserve the right to cancel service if the end user exceeds their "fair use" policies. (i.e. we promised unlimited data but you are using too much; goodbye)

The other option is an RV park that allows cable connections (hard wired) to the camp site.

Have you looked at the "real" usage on the current accounts?


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https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/
In your situation I’d drop the money to join.Mobile internet

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Kevarino wrote:

l haven’t tried it yet, but I’ve been thinking that a desktop in the “cloud” might be the answer. Let it do all the heavy lifting and all you need is enough bandwidth to communicate with it.

There's the rub.


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. . . while there are satellite services that could meet your requirements, they are not mobile, and very expensive.

Not true. Fast, Ka-band mobile sat service has been available for a couple of years -- HughesNet Gen 5 portable dish and HughesNet automatic sat dishes.

OP, the most common RV setup is some type of cell data plan, typically from Verizon or AT&T. And unless you use some sort of "biased" Internet speed tester, you'll almost never see the speeds you're looking for.

I use a cellular & sat data combo when I travel. Here's my last report of over 40 campgrounds I stayed at this year: Campground Internet Report 2.


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T-mobile has a tablet with unlimited data which allows tethering at 3G speeds. $20 per month.

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Hughesnet?


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cblacklockjr wrote:


o Wireless Internet Accessible at 99% of all locations in the US.
o 10 GB per day without reduced download speeds.
o Download speeds of 50 mbps.
o Upload speeds of 10 mbps.



99% of all locations in the US.
I'm sorry and I'm a bit grumpy tonight - but what the #$%^ does that even mean???

50 down, 10 up???

You realize that 4G LTE can't promise that right?

10 gig a day, 200 GB a month unthrottled????


Whoever else suggested VDI, I agree.
That's going to be the only chance you have, IMHO...

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