A lot will depend on what "the internet" means to you. Searching on "internet" or "internet connections" should give you many hits on this forum and elsewhere, it is a common topic.
is the cheapest, sometimes free, with generally good bandwidth. But folks are complaining that Skype users running video are crowding bandwidth, and as a result some applications are getting locked out and some locations are allocating services.
Satellite internet is global--but pricey. Expect 2400-9600bps speeds and to use it pretty much for essential email
or wx charts
only at that price
Cellular internet requires local (national) cellular service
. You wouldn't want to use a US-domestic account in the BVI and get charged international roaming rates for the data connection. Now, multiply that by the need for a local (national) account in whatever nations you are in. If you are moving about, that could get pricey. In the US, unlimited data service
is about $50/month IF you have an existing voice line, and "unlimited" still is usually capped at 5GB/month. Speeds are like modems not high end broadband
And then there are private systems like Inmarsat, pricey equipment
, pricey airtime, search the web for "satellite internet" and you'll find them. The "DishPC" and similar services are not suitable for marine
users, the dishes have to be mounted on solid gorund, and aligned manually at each installation
A combination of cellular (if you're within one national system) and WiFi (moving around) would probably give you the most bang for the buck, if you are island-hopping and moving in/ou of US coverage.