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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    Rhelic, 26 Oct 2004 @ 9:18am

    Re: aw crap

    Even out in the country I would think you could get a faster than 26.4k connection. Are you using some crappy stock 56k or something really high quality? Back when I was on dial-up (1999 or so) US Robotics were unquestionably the best and would boost my signal quality at least 30%-50% better than other brands.

    I know 3Com purchased US Robotics a long time ago and by now have probably gutted/changed all their hardware. So I'm sure the new modems aren't as good as the old ones.

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