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[BBC] - Viasat broadband 'super-satellite' launches

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One of the most powerful satellites ever built has headed into orbit on a Russian Proton rocket.

The Viasat-1 spacecraft will deliver broadband services to customers in the US and Canada.

With a total data throughput in excess of 140 Gbps, the satellite has more capacity than all other communication satellites over North America combined.
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15358121
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Awesome!
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I wonder how long before it falls to earth as the previous two.
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Enjoy your 1200ms ping!
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Enjoy your 120ms ping!
fixed.
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That's no moon....
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post #7 of 17
8-12Mbps sounds good until you learn about the 17GB/month cap.

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Enjoy your 1200ms ping!
On a good day, if you are lucky. I had Wildblue satellite service a couple years ago and would get 300ms ping at the best of times, 3,000ms average, and maybe 25% of the time it would be 10,000ms or higher.
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I have been following this for about a year now and I only care because I have Wildblue and want something better so bad. I still don't think its going to be all that great for us stuck on Satellite. I believe they will keep the very strict CAP's and latency will always be an issue with this technology.
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8-12Mbps sounds good until you learn about the 17GB/month cap.



On a good day, if you are lucky. I had Wildblue satellite service a couple years ago and would get 300ms ping at the best of times, 3,000ms average, and maybe 25% of the time it would be 10,000ms or higher.
On hughesnet the least i get is 1000ms
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post #10 of 17
lol i take it sattelite is for those who have no hope of wired network in remote areas?
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