Europe gets new broadband satellite option

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  1. sobore
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    http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20067540-264.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20


    Eutelsat Communications' KA-SAT satellite went into service today, opening up a new broadband option for homes and businesses in Europe and the Mediterranean area.
    The satellite enables broadband speeds that are competitive with some land-based connections such as ADSL--at least for those in areas too far away from the network equipment--though it won't break any high-speed records. Eutelsat's Skylogic subsidiary offers a Tooway service with download speeds up to 10Mbps for residences; businesses get up to 40Mbps, with a 50Mbps option coming later


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    The caps are a bit low IMO.

    The services come with usage caps, too. The lightweight plan costs 25 pounds or 30 euros ($43) per month, has download speeds of 6Mbps and upload speeds of 1Mbps, and has a 4GB limit. At the high end, costing 100 pounds or 100 euros ($144) per month, the download speed is 10Mbps, upload speed is 4Mbps, and the monthly allowance is 25GB.
     
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    Now if they can put that on planes in Europe, that would be cool :)
     
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