Scream if you want to go faster....
• Speeds up to 22Mbps download and 6Mbps upload
• Ideal for streaming, holiday cottages and rural businesses
• BDUK and BT approved provider - save 95% install costs
• 30-day rolling contracts available - no long commitment required
• From just £6.99 per month with super-low £175 install charge
The screaming is over, 22Mbps Satellite broadband is here.
CorSat Satellite Broadband
Fast 22Mbps broadband, available anywhere...
CorSat Satellite Broadband is a the latest premium-grade satellite internet solution for those properties that cannot get 2Mbps or higher ADSL or Fibre speeds. Amazing speeds of up to 22Mbps down and up to 6Mbps up - available anywhere in the UK.
GET 95% fully government-funded install. As part of a government-funded initiative to deliver broadband to rural areas, and those properties which are too expensive to deliver Fibre to, there is funding available to assist with the cost of installing Satellite broadband in the above areas currently. See BDUK-funded Satellite packages and prices
Up to 22Mbps Download
CorSat Satellite broadband can deliver up to 22Mbps download speeds - perfect for streaming services, catch-up TV and general internet use where fast ADSL or Fibre is not possible - or as a backup to traditional cable-based services.
Up to 6Mbps Upload
One of the strengths of satellite broadband is the upload speeds. CorSat can provide general 2Mbps upload (about 3-4 times faster than ADSL and the same as Fibre) or 6Mbps upload. Perfect for backing up and FTP uploads - or for large emails.
Reliable - in all weather
Contrary to popular belief, satellite broadband is very stable in all weather conditions. Only extreme storms will disrupt the connection. The CorSat modem works better than your Sky dish in that it detects rain and bad weather and increases the power to the transmitter to help maintain faster speeds. So whatever the weather, you'll generally still be online.
Great for Streaming TV
It the same technology TV news outside broadcast and SKY use to transmit their video content - so it's really good at streaming TV and films!
What is Satellite Broadband
Satellite broadband is a similar concept to Sky TV – using a small dish on the outside of your property, along with a set-top box inside, we can offer you fast broadband, reliably, wherever you’re located. You can share the service just as you would with wired broadband, using a conventional network or wirelessly, giving your computer or smart phone access to all the latest internet services and feature rich content - including streaming services like iPlayer and catch-ip TV
How does satellite broadband work?
Satellite Internet is the ability to transmit and receive data from a relatively small satellite dish on Earth and communicates with an orbiting geostationary satellite 22,300 miles above Earth's equator. The orbiting satellite transmits (and receives) its information to a location on Earth called the Network Operations Centre or NOC (pronounced "knock"). The NOC itself is connected to the Internet (or private network), so all communication made from a satellite dish connection to the Internet must flow through the NOC.
Our engineers install a dish onto your property and connect it to a special modem. This then connects to your WiFi router so that you can access and share the connection. Because the signals have to travel up to space and back - over 80,000 miles - there's a bit of latency (or delay). Visiting a web page often has about a 1 second delay instead of about a 1/5 second delay which you'd get with fixed-line broadband. Once you get used to this, you don't notice it. When download and uploading large files, this delay becomes more and more irrelevant as it forms a smaller part of the transaction (sustained upload and download speeds of large files are very good).
So how does it feel to use...
It's relative to what you are used to. It's not as fast as 80Mbps Fibre and doesn't feel as zippy as 2Mbps ADSL for general browsing. But it is much better than a slow ADSL connection (sub 2Mbps) at handling multiple users and particularly good at providing HD quality TV streams to multiple users. If you currently have a less than 2Mbps fixed-line connection, then Satellite broadband will feel much faster overall, you will not notice the 1 second delay after a while and will appreciate it's 20Mbps capacity more and more. It's considered the next best superfast option if you do not have Fibre or fast ADSL capabilities.
Can satellite broadband handle my businesses online banking and online purchasing systems?
Yes these types of applications are supported, but we would recommend our CorSat XL packages.
Are there limits to how much data I can transfer?
Your data allowance is set depending on the tariff you use. If you exceed your limit, your service will not be cut off but it will run considerably slower, which may impact on the day to day running of your business, so it is important to choose the best tariff for your business needs at the beginning. Resets on your data allowance are available, this re-sets your bandwidth allowance so you can get faster speeds for the rest of the month.
Can I use satellite for VoIP?
Yes satellite broadband is suitable for VoIP services such as Skype.
What if I go over my data allowance?
If you go over 50% of your data allowance, your service will slow down. But you will not be cut off or charged. If you keep below 50% of your data allowance, your speeds will not affected by those who go over, and you will be given priority speeds. You can buy reset packages to increase your monthly usage, if you do go over, these packages are priced at half your monthly charge.
Can the hardware be moved to another location?
Relocation can be done immediately as long as it is on the same beam, otherwise there will be a connection charge due.
Can I use satellite broadband for online gaming?
Satellite broadband is not really suitable for fast real-time gaming such as first person shooter game. Next generation satellite has reduced latency so games that don’t need such immediate interaction should work fine.
Do I have UK IP address?
Yes, all customers will have a UK IP address
Can I get a static IP address?
Yes all IP addresses supplied are static.
Do I need a telephone line?
No, satellite broadband does not require a landline. Although you can use services such as Skype for calls we do not recommend using this for emergency calls like 999 s don’t compromise your safety by leaving internet phone calls as your only means of communications if you live in a remote location.
How can we use the static IP?
The static IPs work in the following way: The modem is only a gateway to the network. The device connected on the back of the modem would receive the public IP address.
How much data is used when streaming video; BBC iPlayer, YouTube etc.?
It all depends on the quality of the video that is streamed, but an hour long video can use up as little as 700MB for a standard video, more for HD. The data consumption for streaming versus downloading and watching are similar.
Is the data allowance only used for downloads or uploads as well?
No the data allowance is a combination of downloads and uploads.
Does Skype use a lot of data?
Skype uses a lot of data if used for prolonged periods. If you have a normal voice conversation it should use around 125Kbps* of uploading and download. But if you are doing video calling it can use a lot more data as you are effectively streaming video.
*Speeds really depend on situation and circumstance- this is a guide
Can I get a TV module?
No unfortunately a TV module is not compatible with our satellite systems.
Why is there latency on a satellite service?
Latency can be anywhere between 600ms-1400ms (0.6 seconds to 1.4seconds). This is because the satellite is 22,300 miles from the user, when you request information by clicking on a link, or any other way, that message travels 44,600 miles just to get to the satellite hub. The information requested must travel the reverse route, so the round trip is 89,200 miles. So bearing this in mind with terrestrial internet latency as well, it should be around 750ms. Whilst there is an inevitable latency in satellite communications, satellite will often deliver an excellent and robust service where no other broadband service can. Latency essentially means that there will be a short delay when initially browsing the web for example, but once it gets going, the download of data will be less noticeable.
Can I use satellite broadband with wired or wireless network?
Yes, you can use a wired or wireless router to connect your satellite Broadband terminal to several PC’s or smart phones in your home.
What support and warranty comes with the satellite broadband product?
The equipment is covered by a 2-year full manufacturers “return to base” warranty.
Can I try the Satellite system before I buy it?
We are always happy to give our customers a demo where possible; this can only be done at our offices in Bodmin at the moment. Please contact us if you would like a demo.
CorSat Pro - up to 20Mbps down, 2Mbps up. Rolling Contract or 24 month rental (SES-based service)
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|CorSat Pro EASY||CorSat Pro S10||CorSat S30||CorSat Pro S50|
Pay as you go - suitable for very low use and backup option
Most popular package with 30GB and stepped FUP
Ideal for heavier family or small business use.
Best for heavier users or where lots of people share the connection.
|Max Download Speed||20Mbps||20Mbps||20Mbps||20Mbps|
|Max Upload Speed||2Mbps||2Mbps||2Mbps||2Mbps|
|Bandwidth||£7 per 1 GB||10 GB||30 GB||50 GB|
|Unlimited Overnight||N/A||+ £7||+ £7||+ £7|
|30 day rolling contract - no long-term commitment (you own the equipment)|
|Installation and Setup||£454.00||£454.00||£454.00||£454.00|
|24 Month Rental - low cost setup option (we own the equipment)|
|Installation and Setup||£175.00||£175.00||£175.00||£175.00|
|Bandwidth||£7 per gig||£39.99||£49.99||£59.99|
£6.99 + usage
All prices include VAT and are for a standard install using a regular L bracket on a non-north-facing wall. Ground, chimney, pole or special mount options are extra (90% of properties are fine for a standard install, see FAQ's for details of non-standard installs). FUP stepped or capped? - see FAQ's. The supplied modem can provide internet for one ethernet device, plug into an existing network or WiFi access point. We can supply a pre-configured WiFi Access point from just £49 including VAT. Services provided on behalf of Europsat Satellite Services and SES.