Satellite Costs vs. Ours

Cloud Alliance’s CloudBurst™: Faster. Cheaper. Much higher quality.

See for yourself.

In the table, below, be sure to look at the Total Cost column for true comparisons. Satellite providers may offer “special” deals on equipment or installation, but their monthly rates are outrageous.

Not only are Cloud Alliance CloudBurst™ fixed-wireless, broadband plans considerably less expensive than those of satellite Internet service providers, our plans provide superior upstream speeds. And, Cloud Alliance’s land-based, fixed-wireless works much better than satellite-based wireless, too! Read about satellite service issues, such as incompatibilities, weather interruptions, and use limits, here.

The bottom line:
None of the satellite Internet plans are better than any of our CloudBurst™ plans due to the inherent weaknesses of satellite systems. And, they just cost too much!

Home plans listed in increasing order
by combined downlink/uplink speeds:

Provider
Plan Name
(downlink/uplink)1
Monthly
Rate
Equipment
Fee
Installation
Fee
Total Cost
(TWO YEARS)
StarBand
Nova 500
(512/100)
$64.982
“free”3
“free”3
$1559.52
StarBand
Nova 1000
(1024/125)
$79.986
“free”3
“free”3
$1919.52
HughesNet
Basic
(1024/200)
$59.99
$299.98
“free”7
$1739.74
HughesNet
Power 150
(1536/250)
$79.99
$299.98
“free”7
$2219.74
StarBand
Nova 1500
(1536/256)
$109.986
“free”3
“free”3
$2639.52
Cloud Alliance
CloudBurst™ TWO
(1536/512)
only
$39.95
$9.95/mo.4
$199
only
$1396.60
5
HughesNet
Power 200
(2048/300)
$109.99
$299.98
“free”7
$2939.74
Cloud Alliance
CloudBurst™ FOUR
(3072/1024)
only
$49.95
$9.95/mo.4
$199
only
$1636.60
5
Cloud Alliance
CloudBurst™ EIGHT
(6144/2048)
only
$59.95
$9.95/mo.4
$199
only
$1876.60
5
WildBlue Exede
25 GB cap
(12288/3072)
$129.99
$349.998
$149.999
$3169.74
Regular prices, as advertised on each company’s web site (last updated 7/15/2012)

 

Notes:
1 kilobits per second (1024 kilobits = 1 Megabit)
2 With 2-year contract, includes StarBand Nova 500 $14.99 “bundle fee.”
3 After $150 StarBand mail-in rebate.
4 Alternatively payable as a one-time lease fee of $299.
5 Subtract two months’ worth for an even lower, two-year total, with Cloud Alliance’s discounted yearly payment plan!
6 With 2-year contract, includes StarBand Nova 1000/1500 $9.99 “bundle fee.”
7 After $100 HughesNet mail-in rebate.
8 Alternatively payable at $9.99/month.
9 Exede “Account Setup” fee.