connectivity outside the US

Chad Skidmore cskidmore at
Sun Jun 1 16:45:32 UTC 1997

Well . . . most people may not think satellites stand a chance but Bill
Gates and Craig McCaw seem to think they do.  Teledesic is planning
build a long-haul communications network based on low earth orbit birds.
In the past neither of these guys have been too stupid so I wouldn't
rule out satellite communications just yet.

Just my .02 worth,

Chad Skidmore
VP Operations & Engineering
Data Source, L.L.C.
cskidmore at

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Todd Graham Lewis [SMTP:lists at]
> Sent:	Sunday, June 01, 1997 1:07 AM
> To:	Circuit
> Cc:	North American Network Operator Goobers
> Subject:	Re: connectivity outside the US
> On Sun, 1 Jun 1997, Circuit wrote:
> > comments, rants, flames? 
> Do satellites really stand a chance against fibre?  Most people think
> not,
> and more specifically that their competitiveness shall continue to
> decline
> as time progresses.  Not exactly the kind of thing one wants to lay
> out
> large capital expenditures on...
> Of course, I'm just a tool of conventional wisdom, as poorly conveyed
> by
> the media, when it comes to these issues.  Sean, if you're still a
> jobless
> bum then you should consider starting your own newsletter.  8^)
> -- 
> Todd Graham Lewis          MindSpring Enterprises
> tlewis at

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