Summer is getting closer and, with it, the long-awaited vacations into different places of Spain. There are those who go to the beach to Valencia, Malaga, Cádiz, Baleares … or those who prefer the mountain or the inland.
Wherever we go, one of the most difficult things to give up, nowadays, is our precious Internet connection. And we mean not only to the daily check of our social networks, news or weather, but to the more than 40% of the people who are on vacation and need to check their work emails and solve urgent matters or keep contact with their office.
But what happens when we go with our family to some of the most beautiful but isolated spots in Spain, with absence of wiring to access to a good connection? According to a study carried out by the office of the Secretary of State for the Information Society and the Digital Agency in Spain, more than 2.700 municipalities do not have the necessary deployment needed to provide the 10 MB of download; so even sending a single email can become a long task. And in a society in which we depend so much on technology, isolated vacations can become some of the most stressful events when we search for that connection.
But this situation is not exclusive only of small rural areas, as more than 10% of the population living in towns of between 50,000 and 100,000 inhabitants suffer from a bad connection in which the maximum speed that can be reached is two megabytes per second.
Although the aim of the recent Governments has always been to invest more in free Wi-Fi and to match our neighbors in the European Union, much still remains to be done. In this sense, one of the alternatives is to opt for Internet connection by satellite and, thus, to be able to reach those areas in small villages that are not provided with an infrastructure of digital, as large telecommunication investments to reach them are not profitable for so few inhabitants. One of the advantages of this technology is that it comes practically to the entire Spanish territory where neither ADSL nor optical fiber reaches. However, satellite communications is expensive and requires a contract and a certain time of commitment; and, at the same time, the installation of a satellite dish is needed. This installation is responsible for receiving the Internet signal and taking it towards the inside of the housing through an installation previously performed by authorized technical staff. We are therefore faced with an unviable option if we go on vacation without having this already done.
What can we do then, to have Internet in our Spanish vacations?
WifiAway is the best solution to have Internet for the Summer in Spain thanks to our 4G wifi device, to which you can connect up to 10 computers, mobile phones or tablets. Our device gets connected to the 3G and 4G network better than mobile phones. Thanks to the antenna of our devices, better coverage can be reached. What is more, our commitment is such that any user who books WifiAway can try it and, if he/she has no coverage, it can be sent back and we will refund the payment.
Our team of experts works every day to be able to offer this type of state-of-the-art generation devices connected to the 4G network with speeds that can reach speeds similar to optic fiber, of up to 40 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload. In places without 4G network coverage, 3G/HSDPA speed allows us to obtain up to 19 Mbps download and 4 Mbps upload.
In recent times, we have also been chosen by a large number of tourists, mostly foreigners, who come to Spain to spend long seasons, and do not want to give up a quality Internet connection. Hence some of the most frequent are Valencia, Alicante, Marbella (and the rest of the Costa del Sol) or the Balearic Islands (especially Internet is requested in Ibiza, Menorca and some points of Mallorca) where a large percentage of this type of tourists reside in the summer season.
Therefore, if also you want to go on vacation to disconnect but being well connected at the same time, do not hesitate to choose WifiAway wherever you go, and secure a good Internet connection.