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 @ 9:22am

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    It's sad to whine about country grade internet access. Assuming your an adult, you have choosen to live in that area and expect your level of quality to be directly related to the customer density and DON'T expect that level of quality to change anytime soon.

    Although you never know, it took Time Warner buying out our local cable provider to get cable TV on my parent's road back in 1995. Then they upgraded the lines only a few years later to lay the way for next gen technologies being digital cable & Road Runner.

    Maybe somebody will buy out Time Warner and be even more aggressive with low density areas.

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