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Fudskie

Pro Member
Fudiska?

Well Kits, Hmm Fud iska? weird....

Satellite bandwidth and hardware and ground resources are not really an issue it is cost of course. The Aramiska model was a good one (people starting to realise now it has gone) Maybe too good. It would be easier now though for some one to replicate this model and capatalise on their mis fortune. DVB RCS hardware is now cheaper, space segment is now cheaper etc. It would be an idea for some one that has some experience to set up a community funded provider. One that was non profitising based upon the community model. This would give you all control and spread the risk but i fear this may not be what people wish for. i believe that broadband should be available to every one at the same cost but this is not possible either due to the locations versus infrastructure. If it was me i would be using satellite for now but would be getting involved with fibre or wimax solution type people. This will give the real broadband taste to the users currently not getting ADSL. I expect though due to city contentions you would end up wth a better service than city folk.

Just my personal thoughts.
 

Kits

Super Moderator
Staff member
ISPreview Team
Fudskie said:
Well Kits, Hmm Fud iska? weird....
:eek: oops sorry my good sir for spelling your good name wrong hope you can forgive me for my bad typing..

 

LionelSmith

Casual Member
Unless there's a way to beat the latency issues associated with satellite, then I only see it as a facility for some kind of specialist, commercial applications. As a general service for home users it is awful. Latency being the biggest issue but also the lack of ports available on the satellite meant that Aramiska (and I guess similar co's) switched off any use of P2P services. I also had a list as long as your arm of other minor things that wouldn't work properly with satellite.

I read in the liquidation proceedings of Aramiska, they provide oil rigs, amongst other oddball type locations, with internet links. I believe that is probably their best application.

Hopefully the costs and technology will improve so one day all homes no matter where they are can be provided a proper broadband service. Guess its just one of the problems of a deeply capitalist society,,, ooops, but thats politics :) :)
 
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