Sat-Com Speeds, Rates and Dish Sizes

Yachting breaks down the numbers on satellite communications options.

sat-com comparison chart

Any boater who ventures offshore can understand the desire for an information tether that connects them with the world ashore, be it a call from a grandchild, a text from a friend, a weather forecast (GRIB file) or even a stock quote. In fact, many cruisers no longer consider satellite communications (Sat Com) to be a luxury but rather a necessity. Click the chart on the right for a look at the nitty-gritty, from upload speeds to dome diameters (or, in the case of Fleet Broadband, radome diameter) to prices for VSAT, Fleet Broadband and Mini-VSAT Broadband.