Having just finished coming up the ICW
, I am astounded at the expansion of Verizon's LTE service
. They've made huge strides since even last fall's trip south. During this this trip, there were very few areas where I did not have at least a 2 bar LTE signal on my IPAD
providing around 3 Mbps. It wasn't just the cities. I had great service
in the marshes of Georgia
. Right now I'm sitting in Chesapeake City with five bars and 38 Mbps!
At least on this route
(and about 10 miles offshore), there's no longer a need to find out the marina wifi
code or fiddle with wifi
or cellular antenna/amplifiers only to have 1 Mbps or less.
Better, my $50 a month 5GB Verizon service on the Ipad
can be shared with any other computer or device on the boat using the Ipad's "Personal Hotspot". And there's no contract
. I can buy what I need each month.
Now if only it was as easy in the Bahamas
. Maybe next year.