connectivity outside the US

Paul A Vixie paul at
Sun Jun 1 21:33:36 UTC 1997

> High orbit, geosyncronous sattelites do not stand much of a chance against
> land lines as the latency on the links is quite high.  [...]

Long latency is not automatically bad.  It is bad for interactive traffic,
but if the bandwidth is high enough to reduce congestion to zero, a large
latency doesn't hurt bulky transfers at all.  Netnews, for example, could
be distributed via satellite without hurting anybody's lookers or feelers.

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