Friday, February 06, 2015

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's the rebirth of satellite Internet | Network World

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's the rebirth of satellite Internet | Network World: There's a ton of room for providers who want to help people in remote or sparsely-populated areas get online, both at home and abroad, dovetailing nicely with the Obama administration's stated goal of getting more Americans online in service of furthering education and stimulating the economy.
The problem is there is also a ton of premises on satellite Internet that aren't in remote or sparsely populated areas of the United States. They're at the outer edges of metro areas, exurbs and semi-rural areas lying outside of the limited footprints of landline Internet infrastructure. While mainstream and tech media may hype a "rebirth," the fact is satellite sucks and is a national embarrassment that so many still rely on it in 2015.

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