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Re: Estimate of satellite vs. Land-based traffic
From: Joe Abley <jabley () hopcount ca>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2009 04:51:35 -0500

On 2009-01-07, at 01:00, JF Mezei wrote:

Northern communities in Canada's arctic rely exclusively on satellite
for voice/data.

Ditto most Pacific Island nations...

Not a lot of data flowing comparatively, but it is their only option so
it is more of a "mission critical" thing than a backup.

... although most Pacific Islanders I have met who are not on cable routes are somewhat tolerant about multi-week outages, perhaps because the alternative to tolerance is not obvious.


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