CCS are pleased to offer satellite broadband. This is a cost effective and reliable service for businesses and individuals alike, and we believe it has two primary functions:
- Bringing broadband access to businesses or individuals with no or limited access to high-speed broadband
- As a backup to businesses who simply cannot countenance being without Broadband service
Broadband wherever you want – delivered over satellite
Are you tired of slow (or no) broadband? And fed up with waiting to see if a better service will ever reach your location? Or maybe your business is so dependent on Broadband that you need a backup service? Well there’s a solution that’s available to you right now – and better yet, one that can be installed within just a few weeks.
Satellite Broadband provides fast and robust internet access to thousands of satisfied customers – both domestic and business – in some of the most rural and remote locations across the entire UK. Read on for more information or contact CCS for a quotation today.
Monthly packages to suit everyone – ranging from 3GB to 50GB of data per month
All of our market-leading Generation 4 (Gen4) packages offer download speeds of up to 20Mbps and start from as little as £9.95 per month. Each offers a fixed amount of data per month for download and upload – just like minutes on a Pay As You Go mobile phone account.
So whether you’re a light user just wanting to email, browse the web and shop online, or a business and have higher demands, we’ve got a package that’s right for you.
We have well over 15 years of experience in bringing fast, robust and affordable broadband to thousands of domestic and business customers in the most rural and remote areas across the entire UK.
Satellite Broadband Differences to Landline
Satellite broadband does have its differences – as you’d expect from a technology which reaches properties that traditional networks simply can’t. But it’s available anywhere and almost immediately – so it’s entirely up to you. Here’s what you need to know about what’s different with a satellite broadband service.
First off, unlike most terrestrial services, it’s commercially impossible for satellite broadband to be a truly unlimited service. In terms of data, our GEN4 range of monthly accounts each offers a fixed data allowance each month, split between a download allowance and an upload allowance.
So the service works in much the same way as a Pay As You Go mobile phone account with its fixed amount of monthly minutes… once you’ve used up the download or upload data allowance within your chosen monthly account type, your account’s blocked until either the next month, or until you buy a data top-up. The good news is that, to make things as cost-effective as possible, data top-ups are available to buy 1GB at a time, so you can purchase exactly what you need and no more.
Separate monthly download and upload allowances
The overall data allowance on each of our monthly packages is split between a separate download and upload amount. This is skewed 80%+ in favour of download, because the vast majority of people look to source far more data from the Internet compared to sending information up to the Internet. For example, our most popular 20M20 GEN4 package offers an overall monthly total of 20GB of data, split between 17.0GB of download allowance and 3.4GB of upload allowance. Very similar ratios apply to all our other monthly packages.
Be aware of speedsteps
As is typical with any satellite broadband service, in order to share out the connectivity we provide fairly across our entire user base, all our monthly packages feature speedsteps. This means that as you use up more of your data allowance each month, the maximum – or “up to” – download and upload speeds available to you decrease.
Speedsteps are applied separately to your download and upload data allowances. Downloading has 4 separate speedsteps (up to 20 Mbps, up to 16 Mbps, up to 10 Mbps and up to 5 Mbps), before finally becoming blocked, if you exceed your monthly download allowance. Similarly, uploading has 2 separate speedsteps (up to 2 Mbps and up to 1 Mbps) before similarly becoming blocked, if your monthly upload allowance is exceeded.
For full details on the split between download and upload monthly data allowances and the speedsteps that apply to each of our monthly packages, please click here.
Keep an eye on your usage
This is why it’s really important for all users of a satellite service to keep a close eye on their data usage. To help with this, we offer all our customers a “My Account” dashboard, which shows live data usage for the account within the current month. Most of the reasons for the “my internet’s stopped working” calls that we get from new users is because they’ve reached their monthly data limit without realising it – hence the real importance of keeping an eye on data usage.