Small business owners understand that efficiency is the key to keeping organized and getting the best possible results from their efforts. Location and contacts are key, however, a central, bustling location isn’t as essential to the success of a small business as it may have been a decade ago. The ease of travel and the age of the internet have caused the world to shrink, making communication and business transactions faster and easier than ever before. Fortunately for those who run their businesses from remote locations, DSL and cable internet connections, which are significantly easier to come by in busier locations, are not the only strong option for staying connected. Satellite internet is now a viable option, eliminating the frustration that stems from slow, unreliable dial-up internet connections.
Household consumers interested in web access for personal use alone may find the expense of installing a satellite dish and receiver to enable access to satellite internet broadband to be excessive, however, small business owners will find that the benefits of a satellite internet connection soon pay off the cost of setting up the network. A one-time installation fee is typical, involving a professional mounting a small satellite dish to a chimney or exterior pole, in direct view of the open sky. They will then have to install a router in the room where the internet is to be used and from there, the possibilities range from being able to connect one or multiple desktops or laptops to the satellite broadband connection.
Home offices in remote locations now have the opportunity of being as well connected with satellite internet as any DSL or cable-connected office. More and more small business-minded entrepreneurs may find that the ease of working from home, in a relaxing, convenient setting designed for comfort and taste, rather than commuting over long distances, wasting fuel and time is encouragement enough to move from an inconvenient town- or city-based rental office location.
Vital time is saved not only by eliminating the commute but also in the high speed offered by a satellite connection. DSL and cable internet are both excellent internet connections, with high-speed up- and downloads as well as instant webpage loading, however, DSL and cable infrastructures are not always available to small business owners in remote places. Satellite internet broadband boasts download speeds of up to ten times faster than dial-up, formerly the only option for internet connection available to those in rural locations.
Another aspect of satellite internet that may interest both the small business owner as well as business travelers of all sorts is that satellite connections allow consumers an amount of mobility not typically associated with staying connected to the web. A tripod-mounted satellite can be purchased and, as long as the user’s laptop is equipped with a USB Ethernet plugin, the internet can be accessed from the road, including the most remote of truck stops and motels – places where Wi-Fi simply doesn’t reach.