FCC approves SpaceX plan for 4,425-satellite broadband network

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FCC approves SpaceX plan for 4,425-satellite broadband network

Postby FlyingPenguin » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:19 pm

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Re: FCC approves SpaceX plan for 4,425-satellite broadband network

Postby normalicy » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:13 pm

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Re: FCC approves SpaceX plan for 4,425-satellite broadband network

Postby Err » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:24 pm

Hopefully they've solved the issues with satellite broadband that plagues Hughesnet. I wonder what kind of pings we'll see. This is exciting and it will force our ground based internet providers to provide better service if they want to stay in business.

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Re: FCC approves SpaceX plan for 4,425-satellite broadband network

Postby FlyingPenguin » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:30 pm

Actually, some satelite internet is surprisingly good. You still have to deal with high latency, but around here I have clients using Exide and it's pretty good.
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Re: FCC approves SpaceX plan for 4,425-satellite broadband network

Postby Pugsley » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:31 pm

No way to fix ping issues. It just takes that long to communicate. Radio waves only travel at the sped of light. So it wont get any faster then about 200ms unless they are low orbit.


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