With a range of up to 35 miles and freedom to communicate wirelessly, the T480 won't slow you down. The range in real-life conditions can be reduced from maximum range.
The communication range quoted is calculated based on an unobstructed line of sight test under optimum conditions. Actual range will vary depending on terrain and conditions, and is often less than the maximum possible.
Your actual range will be limited by several factors including, but not limited to: