How does 4GAS.Online Internet work?

Similar to your wireless cellphone, 4GAS.Online Internet is beamed directly to your home business via a signal from our local area wireless towers and not from satellites in space. This is what makes 4GAS.Online Internet available from just about anywhere in the United States. 4GAS.Online Internet is faster than satellite internet, cost effective, excellent alternative to DSL and slower satellite internet services.

Compare Satellite Internet to 4GAS.Online Wireless Internet

There is a tendency to think satellite internet and the internet service 4GAS.Online provides, are exactly the same. But the TRUTH is the actual service delivered by 4GAS.online, is very different.


Advantages of 4GAS Online

4GAS Online provides land based links that are short connections, generally less than 10 miles compared to a 22,000 mile satellite link. 4GAS Online connections do not have a “satellite delay” and are about 20x more responsive to clicks or page changes. We do not have cut off data caps which can either significantly increase your costs or limit what you use your internet connection for. Satellite service requires the equipment at your location to “talk” to a satellite in orbit. That means the wireless signal needs to travel great lengths, typically about 22,236 miles! That long distance is the main issue with satellite service. When a transmission link is that long, heavy rain storms can cause the service to intermittently cut out. Plus, that distance creates a gap between ISP’s latency and throughput.



Latency is how long it takes to send a signal over the link measured in milliseconds. Throughput is a term used to define the measure of the capacity of the link such as 10Mbps. Even at the speed of light, which wireless travels at, there is an inherent “satellite delay” with satellite Internet service that fixed wireless doesn’t have.

Anyone who has seen live news reports on satellite TV has experienced this. Imagine every time you pull up a new web page or email and experiencing that “satellite delay”. That would get old pretty quick. Satellite’s latency or perceived speed is almost 20 times slower than a land based service such as 4GAS Online. This is because the 4GAS Online signal is traveling a fraction of the miles compared to satellite links.


Data Caps

The other main issue with satellite Internet is data caps. Data caps are when the service provider either slows your connection or charges you for extra usage of data. When evaluating a satellite service makes sure you check their terms of service because satellite services generally have the strictest terms of usage in the industry. Their data caps are low and they can vary depending on the time of the day.

Data caps are a very real concern if you are watching Netflix or other streaming video. According to Netflix an HD stream can use up to 2.8GB of data per hour. If you have a 10GB monthly data cap, that transfer limit can be reached within roughly 3.5 hours. Then you are paying expensive overage fees, potentially up to $15 per each additional 1GB.



Inclement weather can affect satellite service. It is common for very overcast or stormy days to cause problems for satellite television, sometimes causing a loss in picture quality and sometimes causing a lost signal altogether. The same problem occurs with satellite Internet service. Your Internet connection will be affected by bad weather not only above the satellite dish in your house, but also in the area of the satellite operator’s hub.


In terms of the service delivered, 4GAS online wireless wins in all categories:

4GAS ONLINE Internet Exceed Satellite Internet HughesNet Internet
Latency 40ms 500ms 500ms
Network download speeds 10-40 Mbps 5-12 Mbps 5-15 Mbps
Anytime High speed data allowance

Unlimited w/50GB at

highest speeds

50GB at

highest speeds

50GB at

highest speeds

Unlimited HD Video and Music Streaming Yes No No
Contracts and 2 year commitments, term fee           None and no cancel fees Yes requires 2 years minimum Yes requires 2 years minimum
Overage charges for extra data     None Requires Liberty Pass $15 per add GB
Weather Related Outages No Yes – rain fade Yes – rain fade
Cost to lease equipment            

No Lease, You own the equipment.

$10 monthly not included $10 monthly not included
Installation charges and Tech install  None, Easy to install $99.99 Tech visit required $99.99 Tech visit required