I wish this would happen

By: Jal142 (Jal142.delete@this.psuvm.psu.edu), November 26, 2020 9:56 am
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Chester (lamchester.delete@this.gmail.com) on November 25, 2020 3:43 pm wrote:
> anon (anon.delete@this.mailinator.com) on November 25, 2020 1:15 pm wrote:
> > Linus Torvalds (torvalds.delete@this.linux-foundation.org) on November 25, 2020 10:30 am wrote:
> > > When I traveled (back in the days before a pandemic), I commonly had absolutely abysmal
> > > internet. Part of that is that is that if I have to sit in a cramped flying cylinder
> > > for hours at end, I want to at least do something fun too, and go diving. And it turns
> > > out that the best diving is often in places with horrendously bad internet.
> > >
> > > (And by "horrendously bad" I mean "45% packet loss, with
> > > 1s+ ping times" kind of bad. You don't realize what
> > > "bad" is until you've been on some remote island with what
> > > I suspect was a single shared ISDN connection for
> > > the whole island. Web browsers don't work because everything times out, and you go back to doing text mode
> > > email clients that were developed back in the 4800bps era and were designed for slow connections).
> >
> > Note that the age where this is a reality will end very soon.
> >
> > SpaceX Starlink will bring 100/10 Mbps internet into every nook and cranny of the planet, including on
> > aeroplanes and on remote islands in the middle of the pacific. At least if you can pack and power a large
> > ~150w antenna. So working remotely while staying connected will become a lot more realistic soonish.
>
> But my faith in internet infra anywhere outside of a city or corporate
> campus is quite low. And latency to satellites has always been bad.

Starlink altitude is on the order of 500-1000 km vs. 36,000 km for geosynchronous orbit. The latency should be tremendously improved due to the reduction in distance. The beta test results this far are promising.
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