EarthLink remains tightlipped about its long-promised Macintosh satellite Internet service, but in the UK, Mac-1 Internet has announced a Mac-friendly Ethernet-based satellite broadband Internet service.
According to Macworld UK , two levels of service are available, offering guaranteed 512Kbps and 1,024Kbps download speeds. The company recently announced a similar service, but it required a Wintel system to act as a gateway. Not so with the new version, Mac-1 Internet managing director Greg Hughes said.
The service runs thanks to a satellite dish hooked-up to an Ethernet transceiver offering a 10/100 Base-T Ethernet connection to a Mac, hub or AirPort Base Station. The solution costs £299 per month for the 512Kbps service, and £349 per month for the 1,024Kbps service. Both services support data-bursts of 4,096Kbps. Mac-1 Internet is also offering fixed IP-addresses for a one-time charge of £100 per address.
The service is live now with a four-week order-to-installation period. Installation and maintenance is included in the price.