Discuss: Amazon Satellite Internet

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April 18, 2019 at 05:10:52
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about news that Amazon is attempting to launch a satellite internet constellation. Discuss here if you think Amazon can succeed where others have failed, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.

Thanks,
Justin


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#1
April 18, 2019 at 12:39:17
I assume that Amazon has the same constraints as all their predecessors, which is uplink connection. Others have fast download speeds but rely on dial up or powerline connection. That is the weak link.

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#2
April 18, 2019 at 13:22:45
Download speed will always be faster than upload to satellite, ‘cos going “up” is a lot harder than coming or going down - due to the effects of gravity on each...

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