StarBand, a provider of two-way satellite Internet to residential and small office customers, has announced the national launch of the StarBand 481 Telecommuter service, which provides customers with a business-grade satellite modem compatible with a variety of computing platforms (including the Mac, Windows, Unix and Linux). The company says the new service provides download speeds up to 750 kbps, upload speeds of 100 kbps in Turbo Mode (available for most large file uploads), limited VPN capabilities, 10 free Web mail accounts, free basic Web hosting and an optional static IP address.