While both technically, “wireless”, Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) and Satellite are two very separate forms of wireless internet. Both wireless internet types require a dish or antenna to broadcast an internet connection, however, both operate on different technologies that distinguish one from the other.
Satellite internet works using transmitters orbiting Earth over 22,000 miles away. Satellite fosters a web connection via three separate satellite dishes: one attached to your property, one suspended in space, and one stationed at your internet service provider’s hub.
Fixed Wireless, alternatively, depends on a connection bridged between a base station or tower and an antenna affixed to your home or business. Fixed Wireless internet typically offers higher speeds and lower latency, making it a favored wireless option above Satellite in most areas.
As Fixed Wireless continues to evolve and more areas adapt 5G, speeds will increase and costs will decrease making Fixed Wireless Access the winner in both the short and long run.