BBC reports Kenya fiber break
mehmet at akcin.net
Wed Feb 29 23:21:19 CST 2012
On Feb 29, 2012, at 8:17 AM, Marshall Eubanks wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 10:08 AM, Justin M. Streiner
> <streiner at cluebyfour.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, 29 Feb 2012, Rodrick Brown wrote:
>>> There's about 1/2 a dozen or so known private and government research
>>> facilities on Antarctica and I'm surprised to see no fiber end points on
>>> that continent? This can't be true.
>> Constantly shifting ice shelves and glaciers make a terrestrial cable
>> landing very difficult to implement on Antarctica. Satellite connectivity
>> is likely the only feasible option. There are very few places in
>> Antarctica that are reliably ice-free enough of the time to make a viable
>> terrestrial landing station. Getting connectivity from the landing station
>> to other places on the continent is another matter altogether.
> Apparently at least one long fiber pull has been contemplated.
> (Note : the headline is incorrect - the Internet reached the South Pole in 1994,
> via satellite, of course :
> http://www.southpolestation.com/trivia/90s/ftp1.html )
> As far as I can tell, this was never done, and the South Pole gets its
> Internet mostly via
hmm antartica. that's very interesting place to deploy internet services ;)
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