Compare Skycasters Satellite Internet Oil, Gas & Mining Service Plans

Businesses that operate in the oil, gas and mining industry need a communication plan with unmatched reliability. They need a powerful network with the ability to support a wide range of applications for oilfield communications, from VoIP and satellite Internet VPN to streaming data and video. They need broadband satellite Internet from Skycasters included in their communication plan.

Satellite Internet access is often an essential part of oilfield communications and can be included in a drilling plan. Our Gold Service Plans offer maximum satellite Internet throughput with maximum value. Notice that all of our shared service plans contain a. You see, while most companies make empty promises about transmission speeds, Skycasters makes guarantees with our oil, gas, and mining service plans.

Skycasters Silver Service Plans offers Internet service prices at a flat rate for these unlimited plans. There are no overages, FAP or throttling associated with these plans. Unlike our Gold and Platinum shared service offerings, these service plans do not have a CIR associated with them, but are instead offered with a fixed contention ratio of 20:1.

National, state, and local Government customers can now receive GSA Schedule discounts on all plans. Have someone contact me here to learn more about Skycasters GSA schedule Internet service prices.

See below for oil, gas, and mining service plans and Internet service prices.

Platinum VI: Unsurpassed speed and performance. Unlike companies that make empty promises about transmission speeds, we guarantee a Committed Information Rate (CIR)*.

Evolution Platinum VI Service Plans1
Service Plan Monthly Price $149.00 $249.00 $499.00 $999.00 $1999.00
MaxIR (down / up) 16.0M/2.0M 16.0M/2.0M 16.0M/2.0M 20.0M/5.0M 20.0M/5.0M
CIR (down/up) 640k/512k 768k/512k 1.5M/768k 2.0M/1.25M 2.5M/1.5M
Static IP Address Included Included Included Included Included
Throughput Allowance4 6GB 15GB 30GB 60GB 120GB
Throughput Breakdown Peak/Offpeak5 2GB/4GB 5GB/10GB 10GB/20GB 20GB/40GB 40GB/80GB
Overage/MB6 $0.07/meg $0.07/meg $0.07/meg $0.07/meg $0.07/meg
Minimum Equipment (Dish/BUC) 1.2m/3w 1.2m/3w 1.2m/6w 1.8m/6w 1.8m/6w
Recommended Modem iDirect X1 iDirect X1 iDirect X1/X7 iDirect X7 iDirect X7
Satellite Availability2 G28 EVO G28 EVO G28 EVO G28 EVO G28 EVO

*– CIR guaranteed with signal receive strength above 6.0db (Modulation of QPSK 4/5)

5– Peak-Time is defined as weekdays, from 7:00AM Eastern to 7:00PM Eastern.

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Gold VI: Maximum throughput with maximum value. Guaranteed CIR*.

Evolution Gold VI Service Plans*1
Service Plan Monthly Price $99.00 $149.00 $249.00 $499.00 $999.00
MaxIR (down/up) 10.0M/2.0M 10.0M/2.0M 10.0M/2.0M 10.0M/2.0M 10.0M/2.0M
CIR (down/up) 256k/128k 320k/128k 384k/128k 512k/256k 512k/256k
Static IP Address Included Included Included Included Included
Throughput Allowance4 6GB 9GB 21GB 45GB 90GB
Throughput Breakdown Peak/Offpeak5 2GB/4GB 3GB/6GB 7GB/14GB 15GB/30GB 30GB/60GB
Overage/MB6 $0.05/meg $0.05/meg $0.05/meg $0.05/meg $0.05/meg
Minimum Equipment (Dish/BUC) 1.2m/3w 1.2m/3w 1.2m/3w 1.2m/3w 1.2m/3w
Recommended Modem iDirect X1/X3 iDirect X1/X3 iDirect X1/X3 iDirect X1/X3 iDirect X1/X3

*– CIR guaranteed with signal receive strength above 6.0db (Modulation of QPSK 4/5)

5– Peak-Time is defined as weekdays, from 7:00AM Eastern to 7:00PM Eastern.

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Silver VI: Unlimited plans, fixed rate. Fixed contention ratio of 20:1, 10:0 or 5:1.

Silver VI Service Plans – Flat Rate Contended Service
Service Plan Monthly Price $359.00 $675.00 $1,295.00 $1,725.00 $3,450.00
MaxIR (down/up) 1.5M/512k 3.0M/768k 6.0M/1.5M 8.0M/2.0M 8.0M/2.0M
Contention Ratio 20:1 20:1 20:1 20:1 10:1
GB Equivalent 33.5 63 126 168 336
Minimum Equipment (Dish/BUC) 1.2m/3w 1.2m/3w 1.2m/3w 1.2m/6w 1.2m/6w
Recommended Modem iDirect X1/X3 iDirect X1/X3 iDirect X1/X3 iDirect X1/X3 iDirect X1/X3

Low Bandwidth Plans VI: Value plan for low throughput for loT & SCADA.

Low Bandwidth VI Plans: SCADA, Point of Sale, ATM
Service Plan Monthly Price $59.00 $79.00
MaxIR (down/up) 64k/64k 128k/128k
Throughput Allowance4 1.5GB 3GB
Throughput Breakdown Peak/Offpeak5 500MB/1GB 1GB/2GB
Overage/MB6 $0.10/meg $0.10/meg

5– Peak-Time is defined as weekdays, from 7:00AM Eastern to 7:00PM Eastern.

Note: These plans require the use of our Managed Services product, which prevents unsolicited Internet traffic (such as bots and port scanners) from using up your throughput. The cost of managed services is $20 per month for the first site, and $1 per month for each additional site.

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Compare Satellite Equipment

iDirect X1 Equipment
iDirect IDU iDirect X1 iDirect X1
Dish Size 1.2 meter 1.8 meter
BUC Size 3 watt 3 watt
Equipment Price $899 + frt $1,899 + frt
Standard Installation $550 $950
Mount Non-Pen Pole or Non-Pen
Term 2 year3 2 year3

 

VSAT X3 Equipment
iDirect IDU VSAT X3 VSAT X3 VSAT X3 VSAT X3
Dish Size 1.2 meter 1.2 meter 1.8 meter 1.8 meter
BUC Size 3 watt 6 watt 3 watt 6 watt
Equipment Price $999 + frt $1,999 + frt $1,999 + frt $2,899 + frt
Standard Installation $550 $550 $950 $950
Mount Non-Pen Non-Pen Pole or Non-Pen Pole or Non-Pen
Term 2 year3 2 year3 2 year3 2 year3

 

VSAT X5 Equipment
iDirect IDU VSAT X5 VSAT X5 VSAT X5 VSAT X5
Dish Size 1.2 meter 1.2 meter 1.8 meter 1.8 meter
BUC Size 3 watt 6 watt 3 watt 6 watt
Equipment Price $1,599 + frt $2,599 + frt $2,599 + frt $3,299 + frt
Standard Installation $550 $550 $950 $950
Mount Non-Pen Non-Pen Pole or Non-Pen Pole or Non-Pen
Term 2 year3 2 year3 2 year3 2 year3

 

VSAT X7 Equipment
iDirect IDU VSAT X7 VSAT X7 VSAT X7 VSAT X7
Dish Size 1.2 meter 1.2 meter 1.8 meter 1.8 meter
BUC Size 3 watt 6 watt 3 watt 6 watt
Equipment Price $2,999 + frt $3,999 + frt $3,999 + frt $4,899 + frt
Standard Installation $550 $550 $950 $950
Mount Non-Pen Non-Pen Pole or Non-Pen Pole or Non-Pen
Term 2 year3 2 year3 2 year3 2 year3

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Skycasters can tailor any oil, gas, and mining service plan to meet the unique needs of your operation. Contact us toll free at 800-268-8653 to speak with a Skycasters expert. Or click here to take an online analysis of your needs and you’ll be on your way to a customized satellite Internet solution for your oilfield communications or drilling plan.

* – CIR guaranteed with signal receive strength above 6.0db (Modulation of QPSK 4/5)

1 – Infinity Service Plans also available. Ask your sales engineer for details.

2 – Subject to availability.

3Equipment price shown above reflects $1,000 discount for signing a two-year Platinum VI or Gold VI service agreement. Early termination fees apply.

4 – Be aware that the network requires 65MB per month to manage and monitor remote sites.

5 – Peak-Time is defined as weekdays, from 7:00AM Eastern to 7:00PM Eastern.

6 – The customer is responsible for any overages incurred as a result of viral infection or unsolicited traffic from the public internet.


Throttled Throughput (Fair Access Policy – FAP) | Service Plan Upgrades


MaxIR – Maximum Information Rate, the maximum speed at which data can be received or transmitted.
CIR – Committed Information Rate, the speed at which we guarantee data can be received or transmitted. We guarantee you will receive 110% of your CIR at least 90% of the time, if not more.
Throughput Allowance – This is the total amount of data that can be transferred up and/or down in a given billing cycle (30 days). Please make sure to review our Fair Access Policy (FAP). There are two options for you to choose from regarding your Throughput Allowance:
Option 1 – If you may need additional throughput some months you may purchase an “unlimited” plan. With this option, you will be billed according to your service plan for any throughput in excess of the plan allowance.
Option 2 – If you prefer flat rate billing, you may choose a “limited” plan. If you exceed your plan’s throughput allowance, your connection speeds may be slowed down until your usage is back in profile with the plan.
Note – Both Platinum VI & Gold VI can be configured as Option 1 or Option 2
Note – Platinum VI Service Plan will be optimized for VoIP (1 slot every frame while idle)
Note – Gold VI Service Plans will receive 1 slot every 4th frame while idle.
IP Addressing – All plans include 1 publicly routable static IP address. Blocks of 5 or 13 are available. Block of 5 is $30.00. Block of 13 is $60.00. Up to 256 are available if needed at an additional charge. If you need more than 5 IP addresses, your request must be justified in writing to meet ARIN requirements.

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