[oclug] Satellite I.S.P.
m.rosberg at telesat.ca
Wed Mar 16 11:04:02 EST 2005
Bandwidth over satellite is very expensive when compared to terrestrial
networks. The same can be said for the required customer equipment.
I don't think that satellite based Internet services are intended to
compete in markets that are served by terrestrial broadband Internet
From: William Bradley [mailto:wjb1936 at magma.ca]
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 11:26 PM
To: General Membership Discussion List
Subject: Re: [oclug] Satellite I.S.P.
On March 15, 2005 11:30 am, Stephen Gregory wrote:
There is a provider in our county but they are looking for $90.00 per
for wireless and I think they are wondering why we are not all lining up
take them on. Storm has a similar offer and at the same price.
> On Tue, Mar 15, 2005 at 10:40:54AM -0500, William Bradley wrote:
> > At present wireless is not possible without a lot of expensive
> > installation of a mast so I can see a tower about twenty miles away.
> Despite the complications you should go with the wireless option over
> sattelite. After reading some of the fine print it quickly became
> obvious that the listed speeds were based on a 4:1 compression ratio.
> The real speed was less then 128kbit/s IIRC. One reseller was
> chargeing 80+ a mouth. For that kind of money a mast should be cheaper
> over 2 years, and deliver better speed.
> That said 20km is a long way for 2.4GHz.
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