Estimate of satellite vs. Land-based traffic

Sean Donelan sean at
Tue Jan 6 14:46:29 CST 2009

On Tue, 6 Jan 2009, Kevin.Smith at wrote:
> Participting in a severe solar event EXERCISE.  Can anyone give me an
> educated guesstimate of the percentage of backbone traffic that is
> satellite dependent vs. that which is totally land-based?

The last FCC statistics I found researching this last year.

   Satellites carry 0.22% of US international circuits. There are 14,346 US
   international circuits via satellite.


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