Latest data – with minimal optimization @oneweb now hitting over 400mbps to a terminal, I think 1Gbps is achievable. These little satellites are performing very well. Goodbye digital divide.
— Greg Wyler (@greg_wyler) July 12, 2019
Well fuck. Interested in seeing the pricing of these and other near-earth satellite plans, but since their sats are only 1,200km away from earth as opposed to the 36,000km of Hughes, etc., the latency should be far better and they’ll actually be usable. I can accept 40ms of additional latency if I don’t have to live in a North American hell city (all of them) but not 500ms.
This could be a game changer for anyone who doesn’t want to be saddled to a nasty city to get decent internet speeds. This, personally, will be great news for us as we have no interest in living in or near a noisy, people-infested urban area when we are in a position to avoid it.