What is Satellite Broadband?

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Satellite broadband is basically an internet connection provided via satellite dish to your home. Satellite internet, like for example Konnect Satellite Broadband, has no need for costly fibre optics infrastructure and can be delivered to you in a matter of days. If you are still waiting for your Fibre Broadband, if National Broadband Plan Rollout is delayed, Satellite Broadband can be your answer. Wherever you live, be it Monaghan, Galway, Wicklow… satellite connectivity can be what you are looking for!

Internet through satellite is not something new and is around for years. Companies like Eutelsat (Konnect), Viasat, Avanti, offer home satellite broadband plans as well as business satellite internet for decades. For many rural residents satellite dish is the only viable and affordable broadband option in rural area.

Living in Rural Area in Ireland can be challenging. According to National Broadband Plan website 500,000 premises (1 million people) are without high speed internet. This constitutes over 54,000 farms, 44,000 businesses and 679 schools. Connecting them all will take years, if not decades. This is where Satellite Broadband can make a difference in Ireland!

Is Satellite Internet Any Good?

In the past broadband satellite systems had a reputation of being very pricy with low data limits. Broadband satellite internet providers would charge high prices for capped and slow services.

This has changed dramatically over the past few years and now satellite internet comes often with unlimited data plans and costs comparable to standard broadband connections. Considering that satellite installation does not require expensive infrastructure, at least not on the customer side, it is now a viable and affordable way of acquiring high speed broadband connection.

The type of connection, after all it’s an internet connection via satellite, comes with certain restrictions that need to be taken into account. Due to the distance the signal has to travel, over 70,000 km between your device connected to satellite broadband router and the satellite above the equator and ground station, you should expect higher than with fibre broadband latency and certain limitation as to online gaming. It is still a perfectly viable option for other uses including streaming, browsing, social media, video calling.

The reality is that satellite can provide broadband connection where even the best broadband providers cannot. It allows for connectivity in remote and very rural areas that cannot be connected otherwise.

Konnect Satellite Broadband Ireland

Konnect is a brand of Eutelsat, one of the biggest players on the European satellite market with over 7,000 TV channels and 1,100 radio stations broadcasting via company’s satellites. Eutelsat also delivers its satellite broadband services to over 250,000,000 people globally.

Konnect Satellite Internet Price Plans

Are you a resident of rural Ireland facing issues with Internet connectivity? KonnectMe can resolve the issue for you with unlimited high-speed satellite Internet. All satellite internet deals from Konnect come with Cooling Off Period followed by 12 month contracts.

How To Get Konnect Satellite Broadband Ireland?

We Konnect Satellite Broadband Ireland

We harness cutting-edge satellite technology to facilitate uninterrupted connectivity to help you work, study, shop and run a business without any problem. Our satellite broadband service is a better option for residents of remote communities and rural areas in Ireland.

Before You decide to buy Satellite Internet Service you should know it comes with certain limitations:

  • Gaming – Satellite Broadband is generally incompatible with online gaming requiring fast response times. This is die to the fact that satellite signal has to travel over 70,000 km between satellite broadband modem, satellite and gorund station.
  • 60 Days No Commitment Promise – Konnect Ireland currently comes with 60 days no commitment promise so you can try it without committing to contract. Basically you have 60 days to change your mind!
  • In case you decide Konnect Broadband is not for you we have other rural broadband options including High Speed 5G broadband option.

If you decide to give it a try you can either call us on 021 203 70 70 or sign up for satellite broadband deal through the link below (remember, you can change your mind up to 60 Days after activation!)

We are the best satellite Internet provider in Ireland with a portfolio of affordable plans to address all your Internet connection requirements. Our expert technicians are proficient in performing fast and effortless satellite Internet installations at rural homes.

Rely on our satellite broadband services to gain complete freedom from the difficulties of inaccessibility. Our satellite Internet does not require users to have a telephone connection as it is wireless. We set up a Wifi router and get you started with a free standard installation. You have the flexibility of choosing from our affordable plans and enjoy hassle-free Internet connectivity. We can perform installation, configure your modem, and help you get online in no time.

Satellite Internet Benefits

Opting for our satellite internet options can be quite beneficial for users in remote and rural areas.

  • High-speed connection – Satellite broadband plans we provide to our users offer up to 100 MBPS speed. Users in remote areas would have to pay a very high price if they wanted that speed through conventional wired networks. Downloading multimedia content, browsing the Internet, and doing all online tasks without speed fluctuations and connection drops is possible with our satellite plans.
  • Work from home effortlessly – The demand for high-speed Internet connectivity has gone up with more people now working from home. Our cost-effective, high-speed Internet plans are the best options if you are working from home and need round-the-clock Internet access. We make sure that your geographical location does not affect the quality of your work by providing high-speed WiFi routers.
  • Cost-effective plans – All our satellite Internet plans are budget-friendly, and we charge you the same activation fee regardless of the plan you opt for. As a leading satellite broadband provider, we are dedicated to helping rural and remote are customers stay online at low costs. You can opt for our plans starting at € 29 per month and enjoy 24×7 connectivity. Our costs are far lower than those that users would have to pay to get high-speed Internet. We also offer free installation to help you save more, and you can upgrade to a different plan based on changing requirements.  
  • Broadband without limitations – Our satellite Internet service lets you enjoy broadband Internet without any physical limitations. Users can enjoy the freedom of movement as they are connected to satellites in space instead of wires connected to a computer. With our plans, rural users can have fast Internet connection without the hassle of Internet wires and cables. Our technicians help residents of rural communities opt for high-quality unlimited Internet no matter where they are in Ireland.

Satellite Internet Provider

At KonnectMe, we are specialists of rural Internet connectivity with several decades of invaluable experience in the broadband industry. Our Eutelsat satellite plans deliver the best quality Internet at some of the most competitive rates. As a leading satellite Internet provider, we pride ourselves on the service we provide to thousands of customers in remote and rural areas. We eliminate all the usual problems related to dial-up or fibre Internet, as many communities cannot access such services. Our services give you a better and less expensive alternative that has been made possible through advances in satellite broadband technology.

Each of our plans is designed to deliver a favorable experience to customers. Relying on our services will help you combat issues such as slow Internet, slow page loading and connection interruptions. We are always also available to address all your queries and troubleshoot any issues that may crop up. We can help you out if you have been struggling with poor connection issues that ruin your productivity and stop you from getting things done.

Satellite Home Broadband Bundle

Living in urban areas where there is a plethora of different broadband providers gave us access to different broadband bundles. We rarely now look at broadband only options where we can get home phone, tv deals and more within the broadband bundle. If we contact companies like Virgin Media or Pure Telecom they have a lot to offer.

Rural Customers are not so lucky. Very often all they can get is a broadband only option from 3G or 4G provider that is congested when needed the most. Internet connection is not everything, we now want to stream movies, video call and more. Broadband offers become more sophisticated and packed with goods.

Satellite broadband is a good option when it comes to countryside locations that cannot get good internet speeds. It comes as broadband only option, without phone bundles or tv deals. And yet, nowadays there are ways to overcome the shortages. VoIP systems are readily available to replace traditional phone lines and streaming services like Netflix offer better options than many traditional TV channels.

Is satellite internet faster than broadband?

Konnect Satellite internet offers speeds up to 100Mbps what means that in many locations it’s faster than broadband. In Ireland many rural locations have access to FTTC broadband meaning that there is fibre connectivity to the cabinet only. Whatever broadband speed is delivered to the cabinet is then often slowed down by the last leg, copper lines, and the end-user receives probably around 20Mbps. In such cases satellite broadband is faster than broadband.

Can I get internet by satellite?

Most counties of Ireland are covered by Konnect Satellite broadband. The easiest way is to give us a call on 021 203 70 70 to find out if you can get connected.