Not to mention that  TV programming coming from a satellite is digital and therefore data, not TV signal (analog).

Scott Reed
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From: Joe Fiero <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "'WISPA General List'" <wireless@wispa.org>
Sent: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 20:51:25 -0400
Subject: RE: [WISPA] Satellite Anyone?

> The latency is not due to the signal type, but the physics of traveling that
> distance.  DirectWay is data, not TV signals.  The service is operated by
> DirecTV, but it is no different than any other VSAT terminal.
>
> Joe
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
> Behalf Of David A. Browning
> Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 12:00 PM
> To: WISPA General List
> Subject: RE: [WISPA] Satellite Anyone?
>
> I use satellite in my mobile wireless distribution trailers. With commercial
> grade accounts the bandwidth is decent, but the inherent latency makes VOIP
> typically unusable. You of course notice some delay on the click through
> items as well, but what do you expect for a signal that has to travel 50,000
> miles round trip? There are better systems than Direcway, but the equipment
> costs are ten times more. Direcway's systems are based on TV signal and data
> has to be converted in the transition,  others are based off data signals
> only have far lower latency.
>
> Thanks!
>
> David A. Browning
> Advanced Wireless Networks
> (541) 280-5834
>
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> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Behalf Of Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
> Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 7:29 AM
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> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Satellite Anyone?
>
> It's common outside the US as there are often not good connections to even
> the largest cities in many countries.
>
> In the US I've heard of it being done.  Usually the costs are much higher
> and the performance lower than lan based systems (for $300 to $400 per month
> you can get a 5 year lease on a LOT of high end backhaul gear and cover many
> tens of miles).
>
> laters,
> Marlon
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jason" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: <wireless@wispa.org>
> Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 10:25 PM
> Subject: [WISPA] Satellite Anyone?
>
> > Hello everyone,
> >
> >    Has anyone successfully used satellite (ie, Directway 7700 or similar)
> > as their source of upstream bandwidth?  If so or if not, why?   How did it
> > turn out?  Any suggestions?  T1's are hard to come by here, and I'm still
> > shopping for alternatives.
> >
> > Jason Wallace
> > WISP Startup in AZ
> >
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