Chester LTE Levels

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I've just moved to Chester for a temporary assignment with my wife. Of course, having Internet coverage is important to me. Until I can get Starlink, LTE connectivity is going to be the solution. I also have Hughesnet in Stirling City, but that's not going to work for a temporary solution, and I'm trying to get rid of that anyway.

Router

Using a Peplink UBR LTE Router which can handle a wired connection, and has two LTE radios for failover. Lots of features which I'm just now starting to play with.

With the two LTE modems, I've expiramenting with sim cards on two different carriers, T-Mobile and Version.

Data by Carrier

Data taken from South-East Lake Almanor on April 11, 2021:

Carrier

Cost/Month

Bandwidth/Month

Throughput

Latency

Notes

T-Mobile

$50

100 GB

0.8 Mpbs

200 ms

Cheap, but slow

Verizon

$20

15 GB

4 Mbps

50 ms

Fast, but expensive

Hughesnet

$80

20 GB

20 Mbps

700-900 ms

Latency is a killer for Zoom

Starlink

$99

Unlimited (-ish)

TBD

50 ms

Too new to tell