DoH! sorry i ment TWO way satellite there...
That'll teach me to read the mail before sending ;)
At 10:20 29/05/01 +0100, Jerry Walsh wrote:
>It may also be worth knowing DirecPC are also in Europe:
>>http://www.direcpc.co.uk/>>I'm not sure if it's two way over on this side of the world
>or not thou, AFAIK there's also an Irish distributer somewhere
>>Still i'd take ADSL over it, even if it is Satellite.
>>At 10:13 29/05/01 +0100, Sean Edwards wrote:
>>Currently, there are at least 14 satellite ISP's in the USA. The leader,
>>DirecPC, started offering their 2 way satellite service (no land line
>>required) last autumn. Bill Gates has even got into the two-way satellite
>>market, offering a pilot service on the American West Coast, but I do not
>>know the name of this company.
>>>>I would like to think Sky Digital offers two-way satellite access ISP, but
>>it appears the real challenge is getting them to admit the service even
>>sedwards at integrated-training.com>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: bscanlan at irish-times.com [mailto:bscanlan at irish-times.com]
>>Sent: 28 May 2001 20:37
>>To: ilug at linux.ie>>Subject: Re: [ILUG] Re: ADSL Connection bandwidth Tests
>>>>>>On Mon, May 28, 2001 at 08:26:18PM +0100, Ruairi Newman wrote:
>> > Okay, now to the real reason I mailed the list: I recently got Sky
>> > installed, and was asked by the guy installing it if I would consider
>> > for an always on internet connection from Sky, and how much I would pay.
>> > If they do go ahead with this, they'd have the jump on every ISP in the
>> > country.
>> > The guy couldn't tell me whether or not they had any actual plans to do
>> > this. Has anyone else heard anything? There's nothing on their website.
>>>>Satellite ISPs use land lines for outgoing TCP traffic and the relatively
>>high latency digital feed from the satellite for all your incoming traffic.
>>>>Which is good for downloading large files and all, but not exactly a real
>>always on high speed internet connection - AFAIK it'll be always on, but
>>you'll still need to dial in over land lines to use it, and that's charged
>>at your normal ISP phone rates.
>>Brian Scanlan, Systems Administrator.
>>Irish Times New Media - http://www.ireland.com>>>>>>>>>>--
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