I am hoping there is a class-C satellite guru in the HH midst.
I have a project starting in September which will require satellite driven internet & know next to nothing about it.
We are building a plant in Fiji, and it is in the middle of the jungle. Satellite internet will be the only way we can get internet access, and I am hoping someone has done due diligence in this area and can tell me a little info.
I have talked to a local ISP out of Suva, Fiji and their quote was for a 2Mb connection, that was metered (not unlimited data) and they wanted $3000/mo USD.
Some of the execs want the ability to monitor production, and vid cams from the states & a 2Mb connection doesnt cut it. I found a company advertising 5Mb connections anywhere in the South Pacific but it was $6000/mo & it would be shared with other people/companies/countries. I dont have a budget, but dont want to tell the suits its gonna be more than $10,000/mo !
Is it possible to have your own satellite for ISP purposes without actually buying the satellite or leasing from the gov't ?
If anyone knows anything about this I would appreciate, September is approaching fast & this is a must have. I have a company coming out to the construction site to do a survey as soon as we finish building the roads, but I would like to have more vendors to talk to.
What scares me is there is a large company about 6 miles away and their satellite dish has to be 50' across ! I joked saying it looked like the SETI dish in Arecibo, Puerto Rico !