connectivity outside the US

Deepak Jain deepak at
Sun Jun 1 23:03:29 UTC 1997

You can always have compartively small land lines to handle burst 
traffic. And the bulk of the data [lower priority] over the satellite links. 

[Similar to the way Oracle handles interactive video over cable.]


On Sun, 1 Jun 1997, Paul A Vixie wrote:

> > 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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