The North America 4G LTE Network:

LTE as known as Long Term Evolution, is considered a “true and current standard” for wireless data transmission in the United States. 4GAS has partnered with T-Mobile USA and AT&T Wireless to provide internet services to Rural America and offer a gold standard replacement of Sateliite Internet.

4GAS uses LTE in 90% of its data services and provides current speeds of up to 20MBS Download. However, LTE theoretical speeds boast downlink speeds of 150Mbps and uploads of 50Mbps. LTE, which is an IP-based system, is a complete redesign and simplification of 3G network architecture resulting in a marked reduction in transfer latency.



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 providers such as 4GAS 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. Primarily because the 4GAS signal is traveling a fraction of the miles compared to satellite links.



A huge 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 allotments are low and strictly enforced which means you have no internet in a very short period of time.

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 really 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.

With 4GAS we are not normally affected by severe weather and continue to deliver quality internet services beyond the storm, Remember we are land based provider and our towers are only a few miles away.

The Bottom Line:

4GAS and the North American LTE network is simply the foundation for stable Rural American internet for many years to come. LTE, also considered 4G, is the most advanced telecommunications technology currently available, and 4GAS along with its data partners defines a clear path toward future developments, making 4GAS the most attractive choice for a service provider. So the biggest question is what are you waiting for to switch to 4GAS?