This works well in a sticks and bricks house with a hardwired internet connection but issues arise when we disconnect and hit the road in an RV. The complexity of accessing video streaming services comes as a surprise to many. Untethered from the internet in an RV does not sound very dramatic as we connect to the internet constantly using our cell phones and tablets and most RV parks have wi-fi, don’t they?
Yes, cellular internet works for many online resources but few consume the huge amounts of data required for streaming high-quality video. It is also true that most RV parks and campgrounds do have wi-fi, but most are designed to provide basic connectivity for email and possibly web-browsing. At 6:00 in the evening, when 20, 30 or more RVs all log in to their video streaming services, the demand rockets bast the campground wi-fi system capability and the system implodes.
Cellular connectivity is the predominant means of internet access used by RVers. In fact, it accounts for more than 90% of RV connectivity. It does have issues and limitations both in terms of data usage and access to a cell tower.