Satellite web surfing at 40Mbps with ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro (video)

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 15 Feb 2012 14:17:25 GMT  <== Computers ==> 

Zach Honig at Engadget - The US may soon have a residential satellite internet service giving 40 megabits/second (Mbps) downloads and Mbps uploads. Unfortunately, unless they lower their prices, it's not going to be a good deal for anybody who has access to non-satellite internet. The earlier Excede12 service, costs only $50/month for 12 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up, but that buys only 7.5 gigabytes total bandwidth, that's less than 2 hours of saturated bandwidth. For 6 hours, 25 gigabytes, they want $130/month, plus, for any plan, $150 setup fee and $10/month equipment lease. Still, it's nice to see satellite service becoming at least a technically feasible choice. Affordability will follow.

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