[FoRK] Satellite Internet Service

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Mon Mar 16 13:46:26 PDT 2009

On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 02:21:27PM -0700, Marty Halvorson wrote:

> My questions to all:  Does anyone connect via satellite?  How satisfied 
> is the service?  Any recommendations for a satellite provider?  Are 

If you can live with awful latency (how does 900 ms sound like?)
low throughput and low caps http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satellite_Internet

> there any other satellite providers out there?  From what I can tell 
> only Hughes and BlueSky actually own their satellites.  The others seem 
> to be contracting with one of those two.

How far is the nearest place which has decent broadband?

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