Now’s the time to add internet on your boat

The first day of spring is just a week away. Let’s hope that means an end to the winter weather we’ve all been “enjoying” for the last couple of months. If you’re one of the many people who enjoy life on the water, you’re probably itching to get that boat back out of drydock. This year, though, you might want to think about doing more than just putting a fresh coat of varnish on your trim. This year might be the year you’re ready for a real upgrade.

The upgrade everyone really wants

If there’s one thing we’ve all come to understand in the last two years, it’s the importance of an internet connection. We all may cringe at the thought of another Zoom or Teams meeting, but just imagine where we all would have been without it. And if you’ve been cooped up for a while, you’ve probably gotten accustomed to having that connection.

The problem is that when you’re out on the water you risk losing signal. A typical cell phone signal will reach about 3 miles out. With a cell phone signal booster, that can go up to 10 miles. But is that enough? Probably not. You need a solution that covers you up to 100 miles. You need VSAT from Signal Connect.

What is VSAT from Signal Connect?

VSAT is an industry term for satellite-based internet. Signal Connect is the team that does more marine satellite activations than anyone else in the world. Put them together and you have an idea that can’t miss.

I know you’ve probably looked into satellite internet before and decided to pass. You might have thought the dishes were too big, the service was too expensive, and the speeds were too low. That was all true… in the past. Today’s marine satellite internet dishes are even smaller than many marine satellite TV dishes. The service is less expensive than you’d expect. And as for speeds… you can surf, shop, and stream. What else could you ask for?

How it all comes together

With a VSAT system, you have all the flexibility of a typical internet connection. You can run hardwired internet, use Wi-Fi, and even have access to things like VPNs and guest networks. If it can be done on land, it can be done with satellite internet. You can connect phones, tablets, computers, and anything else with network access. The opportunities are limitless!

Best of all, there are several options out there. You can choose between plans that give you more data or plans that cost less. There are choices for every need, and a selection of hardware that works with practically any size vessel.

Why not find out more about satellite internet for your boat? Call the folks at Signal Connect at 888-233-7563 during East Coast business hours. We’ll be happy to explain how the system works, all the available options, and how you can stay connected up to 100 miles off shore! If it’s after hours or on the weekend, fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you, usually within one business day.

About the Author

Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.