Estimate of satellite vs. Land-based traffic

Joe Abley jabley at
Wed Jan 7 09:51:35 UTC 2009

On 2009-01-07, at 01:00, JF Mezei wrote:

> Northern communities in Canada's arctic rely exclusively on satellite
> for voice/data.

Ditto most Pacific Island nations...

> Not a lot of data flowing comparatively, but it is their only option  
> so
> it is more of a "mission critical" thing than a backup.

... although most Pacific Islanders I have met who are not on cable  
routes are somewhat tolerant about multi-week outages, perhaps because  
the alternative to tolerance is not obvious.


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