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Re: connectivity outside the US
Hi all, I have been following this thread with some interest. A few months ago a friend of mine from Fore Systems told me about the 'ACTS' project. NASA and Ohio-State and quite a few others were doing research into the Gigabit Satelite Network. There was a test between Sony in Japan and I 'BELIEVE' JPL in Pasadena of hight def video transmissions over an OC-3 circuit. I heard something about a quasi commercial deployment of another ACTS project. Anybody heard anything about this? If enough birds like ACTS were sent up, this could be a boon for ISP's maybe. Of course I live in this ideal world where everybody is reasonable, intelligent, and well yea I know things are just quite the opposite. If MCI/AT&T/NTT/GTE put this into motion then were doomed, but if Hughes (read someone who doesn't own an ISP yet) put one up, it might be a bit more promising. Who knows... comments, rants, flames? ---- From: Mark Ansboury <[email protected]> To: Sean M. Doran <[email protected]>; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected] Cc: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected] Date: Saturday, May 31, 1997 7:34 PM Subject: Re: connectivity outside the US >The only ISPs that can really afford to stay in the game >in a big way "over the long haul" are now the carriers themselves. The end >result??? The marketing and pricing strategies of the ISP and market are >being commercialized and in the overseas markets looking more like the >pricing strategies of the typical telephone service offering.The cost for >overseas cables are not going to be coming down in a big way over the next >couple of years. They will more likely go up. At least for our foreseeable >future. The next few years. The pent up demand is to great. > Now where is Judge Green (is he retired ?) when you need him?! Feds are sleeping as usual....I usually don't like the Feds sticking their noses into places, but I loath the telcos and their continuing lies and extortion of consumers and businesses. Ack. I can't tell you how many times GTE screwes everything up! Chris "Don't get me started bitching about telcos/carriers"