> Having said all that the bandwidth looks good, so if you want lots of
> bandwidth but don't care about the latency, and have the $$$, satellite =
> good ;)
But could the bandwidth possibly be of the order of 40--50Mbs?
Remember, this has to be multiplied by the number of people accessing the satellite.
Incidentally, I don't believe any "new technology"
can possibly result in speeds of this order down telephone wires.
If you are talking about compression,
there is a theoretical limit to this of perhaps 10:1 for ASCII messages
(I mean that there is a theoretical limit for each message,
and I would expect the value for any normal message to be less than 10.)
It seems a pity to me for the Linux community
to get involved with what basically sounds like snake-oil to me.
[Is the Linux community perhaps the technological equivalent of the Greens?]
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