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Old 27 March 2005, 07:23   #1
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Anybody know about this - Just checked and a few names come out - "transcom" "hughes " and prices range from 89 quid to 120 quid a month.

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Old 27 March 2005, 14:28   #2
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Speaking generally only suitable for people on the move or where NO other forms of broadband exist.

Speeds not as good as normal broadband and UPLOAD speed usually a lot slower

Costs tend to be quite high - just look at the costs when you go over the download or upload limits - people would be suprised to discover just how many packets get sent even when you aren't doing anything!!!
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Old 28 March 2005, 05:42   #3
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Tried it - the company I was dealing with stopped doing it and tried to pass me on to another outfit and I took the opportunity to get out while I could - the only advantage is if you're downloading large files reguarly - normal surfing can be quite slow!
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Old 28 March 2005, 06:24   #4
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thanks codprawn/cookee- unfortunately confirms what I was thinking. The technology aint there yet. What I realy want is to be able to get braodband (forget g3) anywhere in the world at a decent price.
I am afraid G3 does not seem to be going anywhere fast. Perhaps I should have a talk with my friend Bill.....

How are you keping Codprawn - got your rib yet?

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Old 28 March 2005, 16:32   #5
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Technology is there but it's pricey, 2m+ diameter gyro stabilised dome with 96kbit connection including 4 digital telephone lines (consume 10k bandwidth each when in use) $10,000 per month. All local calls are included! There are several companies offering this sort of service to commercial vessels, and high bandwidth connections are available including multi megabit.
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