This is incredible. Those speeds from a satellite connection are amazing. I've dealt with HughesNet and while the download speed was (barely) passable the upload speed was dismal. Do I have to buy a Tesla to get in good with our buddy Elon and hope for a beta invitation?
Interesting. On the ships I have worked on, they use a few different types of satellite based internet and VOIP phone. It's.... um.... ok. Better than nothing. Better than old dial up. Weather gives it a problem and atmospherics. Can't tell you how many times I was screwing with the antenna to keep a customer happy, and tech support was telling me I moved into a bad area. Usually I was like screw yourself buddy...... we haven't moved a foot in more than 6 months... (or whatever the time frame was).
It's been a little while, and I am sure it has gotten better. Would love to see them start giving competition to the terrestrial wire/fiber based networks. There will most likely be pretty significant prices or caps on high data usage though I would assume.
My understanding on this is that unlike the current satellite internet providers where you have to point your dish at a single point near the equator, there are bunches of these things in orbit and you connect to one while it's flying over and then switch to the next one, etc. Much like a cell phone network.
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