Merit Network
Can't find what you're looking for? Search the Mail Archives.
  About Merit   Services   Network   Resources & Support   Network Research   News   Events   Home

Discussion Communities: Merit Network Email List Archives

North American Network Operators Group

Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical

RE: connectivity outside the US

  • From: Chad Skidmore
  • Date: Sun Jun 01 12:43:07 1997

Well . . . most people may not think satellites stand a chance but Bill
Gates and Craig McCaw seem to think they do.  Teledesic is planning
build a long-haul communications network based on low earth orbit birds.
In the past neither of these guys have been too stupid so I wouldn't
rule out satellite communications just yet.

Just my .02 worth,

Chad Skidmore
VP Operations & Engineering
Data Source, L.L.C.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Todd Graham Lewis []
> Sent:	Sunday, June 01, 1997 1:07 AM
> To:	Circuit
> Cc:	North American Network Operator Goobers
> Subject:	Re: connectivity outside the US
> On Sun, 1 Jun 1997, Circuit wrote:
> > comments, rants, flames? 
> Do satellites really stand a chance against fibre?  Most people think
> not,
> and more specifically that their competitiveness shall continue to
> decline
> as time progresses.  Not exactly the kind of thing one wants to lay
> out
> large capital expenditures on...
> Of course, I'm just a tool of conventional wisdom, as poorly conveyed
> by
> the media, when it comes to these issues.  Sean, if you're still a
> jobless
> bum then you should consider starting your own newsletter.  8^)
> -- 
> Todd Graham Lewis          MindSpring Enterprises

Discussion Communities

About Merit | Services | Network | Resources & Support | Network Research
News | Events | Contact | Site Map | Merit Network Home

Merit Network, Inc.