Mac-1 Internet has announced its Mac-friendly Ethernet-based satellite broadband Internet service.

Two levels of service are available, offering guaranteed 512Kbps and 1,024Kbps download speeds. The company recently announced a similar service, but this requires a Wintel PC to act as a gateway.

Mac-1 Internet managing director Greg Hughes explained: “Many Mac users were interested in our original satellite products until realising a PC gateway was required. This is now no longer the case, and we're expecting great user take-up of our Ethernet version.”

The service runs via a satellite dish hooked-up to an Ethernet transceiver offering 10/100 Base-T Ethernet connection to a Mac, hub or AirPort Base Station.

The solution costs £299 per month for the 512Kbps service, and £349 per month for the 1,024Kbps service. Both services support data-bursts of 4,096Kbps. The company is also offering fixed IP-addresses for a one-off charge of £100 per address.

The service is live now with a four-week order-to-installation period. Installation and maintenance is included in the price.

Mac-1 Internet also offers full email, Web hosting, eCommerce, and database hosting.