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Old 22-10-2008, 15:10   #1
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Does anyone know if there is an affordable, reliable way to have an internet connection while crossing the Atlantic?

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What do you mean by affordable? It can be done with Iridium but very slowly. For about the cost of 1k per month it can be done with a dedicated sattelite antenna.
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Maje,
If you want internet access, as stated above, Iridium would be the way to go. If you want email access, it can be done with Iridium or through a SSB/Ham radio with a special modem (called a pactor) also. If you do a search on these you will get plenty of information.
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I will still have to work. Fortunately, I can work from anywhere as long as I have an internet connection.

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That could be done relatively inexpensively with Irridium so long as you are only sending text files.
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As you can see from the replies Iridium is one answer but far from the perfect one. Have a look at this attachment describing the latest developments in Marine Internet connectivity.

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