BBC reports Kenya fiber break
Justin M. Streiner
streiner at cluebyfour.org
Wed Feb 29 15:08:50 UTC 2012
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.
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