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What is Satellite Fixed Wireless?

Satellite fixed wireless is an internet service that delivers broadband service through radio waves, rather than cable in the ground. While speeds will vary between different satellite broadband providers, they normally have a maximum of 15 Mbps download speed.


  • Satellite broadband can be a great solution for businesses in rural areas with limited options for high speed internet or for redundancy/business continuity to a primary circuit. In regards to diversity, even if all the data circuits into a building are compromised, with a fixed wireless service, a business can still maintain reliable internet access.

  • A majority of people in North America are covered and are eligible for this service.

  • Could be a more cost effective solution for a customer where building out underground circuits would incur costly construction expenses.

  • For customers that need immediate connection and cannot wait for months while a connection is built, installation of the satellite broadband antennas at the customer’s location is also extremely quick and can be done in a matter of days.


The biggest concerns to be aware of when considering this service are data caps and weather conditions. Data caps allow internet traffic up to a certain cap. If a customer surpasses their cap, additional charges could be applied. The service In storms and adverse weather, the signal can be interrupted. Also with the distance that the signal travels, satellite internet can experience higher latency.

The carrier that Telarus partners with to provide this invaluable service is ViaSat. Using the world’s highest capacity satellites, they offer service to more than 80% of the population in the US and they continue to advance in technology to make this service available to the rest and eliminate data caps to service.