DirecTV Finally Realizes Satellite Internet Isn't So Good

from the took-'em-long-enough dept

It only cost them a $1.6 billion write-off, but despite years of evidence, it looks like DirecTV has just now realized that they're better off offering TV programming over satellites than trying to cram internet access over satellites. For years, the satellite providers keep trying to do internet access, but the latency issue and other problems have proven to be too big -- as other alternatives have made the need for satellite based internet mostly disappear.

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    Mike Schell, 25 Oct 2004 @ 7:59pm

    aw crap

    I moved out here into the country 3 and a half years ago and it looked then as if satellite internet was going to be my saviour, once the prices came down. Prices always come down with this stuff right? Guess not. I suppose the 8% of Canadians (and their American counterparts) who live in the boonies were all waiting for the same thing. Not enough early adopters to pay for the satellite companies' mammoth investments.
    So it's 26.4 Kbps bandwidth for me, until I figure out how to build and launch my own satellite.

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