Cool! For most routine internet things like browsing and reading e-mail it will
be just fine. Sounds like it could potentially stream video too. However
interactive gaming won't quite be as useful due to what is known as
'latency' or the delay caused by the signal having to make the trip up
and back twice to the satellite 23,000 miles above the equator. Things like
VOIP will likely be blocked or throttled since they could hog the resources if a
lot of users tried to use them at the same time. However the rate looks
reasonable. Way to go Charlie!
Maybe we could get a group of cities to invest in the infrastructure needed to
make this happen and then charge everyone for it... Oooops. Never mind.
I wonder if this is in conjunction with HughesNet, who we used before cable
internet was available in our area?
How will UTOPIA ever compete with this?And how will UTOPIA ever dig
its way out of the hole it has dug? (Other than forcing taxpayers to foot the
bill for an increasingly obsolete technology infrastructure?)