Re: Ira's Poetry Break

Ray Peck (rpeck@PureAtria.COM)
Mon, 18 Nov 1996 19:14:02 -0800 (PST)

>The problem with Hughes satellites is their geosynch orbit. Being 23K
>miles up, there is a significant lag time in transmission, slowing baud
>rates considerably. THis is why Teledesic is going for LEO (200-400
>mi.) with 840 sats to specifically offer ISDN rates by satellite.
>Motorola's Iridium will be a good interim solution, if they open service
>in the next year or so, with 14Kbaud rates. Teledesic will be up by

Um, then can you explain why Hughes is *right now* selling 400 kilobit
net access from their satellites?