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12. Is satellite Internet access faster than DSL ?

Not necessarily. Satellite broadband is used mostly in places where DSL isnít available, thereby giving people who live in rural areas a broadband solution.

Different satellite providers commit different speeds and offer different packages. In general, satellite has the disadvantage of high latency, hindering its performance in any real-time online activities such as gaming and voice/video over IP. If latency is an important factor, DSL broadband has a definite advantage, if throughput is the determining factor, satellite may have an advantage in some cases (not considering download quotas, or the DirectWay "fair Access Policy").


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by anonymous - 2007-09-27 14:13
it is very aggravating when u are trying to check performance and a freaking hp printer add keeps coming up.
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