[LINK] Christmas Island Internet
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Sat Nov 5 15:44:10 AEDT 2016
Of late, Christmas Island has been served by O3b:
They've recently received a shipment of more than 500 dishes for NBN
satellite. That may be cheaper, but latency will more than double.
In a part of the globe traversed by at least four major cables, it seems
a little perverse that they rely on satellite. I know it isn't easy (and
the population of the island is tiny), but the cables are regularly
replaced (service life ~25 years iirc). Wouldn't it be cheaper in the
longer term to bring one of the cables onshore to serve the island than
to keep replacing satellites?
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