Dish Network to launch satellite broadband service for rural areas in 14 states, including Utah

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  • Farmintown Salt Lake City, Utah
    Sept. 27, 2012 4:39 p.m.

    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!

  • NedGrimley Brigham City, UT
    Sept. 27, 2012 2:56 p.m.

    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.

  • Reasonable Person Layton, UT
    Sept. 27, 2012 11:43 a.m.

    I wonder if this is in conjunction with HughesNet, who we used before cable internet was available in our area?

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    Sept. 27, 2012 10:51 a.m.

    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?)