[LINK] The NBN, as re-imagined

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Thu Nov 3 08:25:53 AEDT 2016

On 02/11/16 13:36, David Boxall wrote:
> ...consequences, however, are a bit unusual.
> <https://www.facebook.com/groups/BIRRR/permalink/579061192302572/>
>> ... I use the internet to run pumps and an automated watering system to
>> provide water to livestock. ...

Iridium, ORBCOMM, Globalstar, Thuraya and Inmarsat offer low speed 
satellite data services for such applications.

Assuming the pump sent a short status message once a day and had to be 
manually overridden only occasionally, a satellite service would cost 
about a dollar a day.

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