Revolutionising Connectivity for Rural Property Builders
In recent months my colleague Matt Gledhill – Technical Account Manager – has been investigating connectivity solutions for one of our residential property builder clients who construct very high quality homes in predominantly rural areas.
Whilst the location of the properties is beautiful, often the connectivity is not is place to allow the construction team to communicate effectively, transfer data and work remotely when building on-site. Typically these sorts of rural locations have to rely on sporadic 3G/4G connectivity or, in some instances, are simply outside of the coverage area. In addition, ADSL is too slow and Leased Lines require significant investment and a long term commitment, typically a 3 year agreement which in unfeasible for a site which may run for 6 – 9 months.
As a result, Matt researched a solution by Starlink. Starlink is a satellite internet service that has emerged as a new player in the market, offering high-speed internet to remote locations, including construction sites. In fact, due to his curious nature and the fact he lives in a rural area himself, he decided to order Starlink to provide connective to his own property.
I asked Matt what he thought of the solution so far: –
So far the setup, updates and config were extremely easy. For now it’s just sat on the attic window (window sill) fully horizontal. Getting speeds of 100-200 Mbps (downstream) and downloads are looking good. It’s pretty cloudy here so I’m happy so far. Further testing tonight!Matt Gledhill – Technical Account Manager, Fusion IT Management
So what are the benefits to the Construction Industry specifically?
Reliable High-Speed Internet Access
One of the primary benefits of Starlink for property builders in rural areas is the provision of reliable high-speed internet access. Traditional internet options like ADSL, cable, or fiber may not be available or may offer inadequate speeds in remote locations. Starlink, utilising a vast constellation of low Earth orbit satellites, brings high-speed internet to even the most remote areas, providing property builders with reliable connectivity for their day-to-day operations.
Efficient Project Management
Effective project management requires seamless communication, real-time collaboration, and access to cloud-based tools. With Starlink’s low-latency internet connection, property builders can leverage cloud-based project management software, video conferencing platforms, and file sharing services with ease. This enables instant communication between team members, enhances collaboration, and facilitates efficient tracking and coordination of project timelines, tasks, and resources.
Remote Monitoring and Surveillance
Property builders need to monitor construction sites and ensure security, even in remote locations. Starlink’s internet service empowers builders to deploy remote monitoring and surveillance systems, including high-resolution cameras and IoT devices, to monitor the construction site in real-time. This capability enhances site security, enables prompt response to any incidents, and provides peace of mind to property builders even when they are physically distant from the site.
Virtual Site Inspections and Client Engagement
Traditional site inspections often require builders and clients to travel long distances, resulting in increased costs and time delays. Starlink’s high-speed internet connectivity enables virtual site inspections through video streaming and conferencing tools. Builders can showcase the progress of construction, discuss project details, and address client concerns remotely, eliminating the need for frequent travel. This not only saves time and expenses but also enhances client engagement and satisfaction.
Access to Online Resources and Training
Rural property builders often face challenges in accessing online resources, including architectural designs, construction techniques, and training materials. Starlink’s internet service opens up a wealth of online resources, allowing builders to access digital libraries, educational platforms, and online training courses. This empowers builders to stay updated with the latest industry trends, enhance their skills, and incorporate innovative techniques into their projects.
Starlink’s satellite-based internet service offers a transformative solution for property builders in rural areas struggling with poor connectivity. By providing reliable high-speed internet access, seamless collaboration, remote monitoring, virtual inspections, and access to online resources, Starlink empowers property builders to overcome connectivity limitations and optimise their operations. With improved connectivity, builders can enhance productivity, streamline project management, and deliver exceptional results. As Starlink continues to expand its coverage, it holds the potential to revolutionise connectivity for property builders in rural areas and bridge the digital divide.
PS – Starlink’s current availability worldwide can be viewed here
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