There are certain companies or organizations where the most appropriate
choice for internet access would be through a VSAT (Very Small Aperture
Generally a VSAT solution is virtually a necessity for those companies or
organizations based in rural areas where there is no local access to an
ISP's internet network.
The options for a stand-alone VSAT vary widely and are dependent on the
needs of the user and the size of the company. For example, a tourist lodge
or a farmer with a primary need for sending and receiving e-mail would
probably be best suited to considering a Ku-band VSAT (where the initial
equipment costs are relatively low) and a lower tier monthly bandwidth
package. By contrast, a mining company with overseas headquarters and a
sizable staff may elect for a C-band VSAT and dedicated bandwidth. There
are a wide variety of options in between.