BBC reports Kenya fiber break

Rob Evans internetplumber at
Wed Feb 29 16:24:35 UTC 2012

> 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.

The British Antarctic Survey certainly use (used) satellite:


They gave a good presentation about it a couple of years ago:



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