From: bscanlan at domain irish-times.com
Date: Mon 28 May 2001 - 20:36:09 IST
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 Digital
> installed, and was asked by the guy installing it if I would consider paying
> 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
> 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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