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[Yahoo news]Japan successfully launches high-speed Internet satellite

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The 342 million dollar-Kizuna will allow super-high speed data communications of up to 1.2 Gbps, which would make it the fastest in the world, the agency said.
That rate would translate to 150 times that of the average high-speed ADSL connection rate of 8 Mbps, or 12 times the speed of a fibre-optic communication delivery to a person's premises (FTTP).
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I could use one of them.
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I could use one of them.
Me too. I would get -1 ping in COD4
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Hah. Talk about being ahead of the game.
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The pings would be huge, I think normal satellite broadband is 1000+ms
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yeah, no kidding, big difference between latency and bandwidth.
    
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It would be great for torrents and downloads, but completely unuseable for games.
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i love how people never understand that =)
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you just might be better off with a low latency dsl line for gaming
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post #10 of 36
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Originally Posted by r34p3rex View Post
you just might be better off with a low latency dsl line for gaming
damn right.
have a seperate satellite connection for downloading
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