Is is possible to purchase commercial satellite internet service and equipment in the US to install and use in Jamaica?
My friends in JA say yes.
From what I hear, people regularly do this between Miami and JA with DirectTV.
The set-up I am proposing would be for a rural school—Brampton Primary
, Trelawny Parrish—atop a small mountain where 1) I have brought/am bringing donated computers for a newly-constructed computer room
, and 2) the nearest phone line is a mile away. Furthermore, there is no internet access anywhere within an hour's distance. When I was there, tap water flowed only about 50% of the time but power was on 90% of the time to give an idea of the local.
In time we may be able to have the phone line brought to us (we are working on it now), but in the meantime I want to bring real googling to the school of young students sooner than that.
We have used a 56k cel phone modem successfully but the lagtime is impractical for holding the attention of 5-12 year olds.
I looked through the previous satellite internet threads and the related suggestions contained therein, however much of the information is out of date. (Though this suggestion
seems within the realm of possibility, and this suggestion
perhaps even more so.)
Does anyone have any experience with this? Recommendations? Insights? Help?