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Internet in the middle of the Pacific!
Posted by: davester
Date: May 28, 2023 11:51PM
Wow! This blows my mind. We are on a plane heading for a sailing vacation in Tahiti, hundreds of miles from anything. I just paid a mere five bucks for an hour of internet to message our host. Surprisingly, the connection is extremely fast. I had no idea that this level of service was available. Admittedly, they won’t let you stream videos etc but this works extremely well for web surfing, messaging, photo downloading, etc).



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Re: Internet in the middle of the Pacific!
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: May 28, 2023 11:53PM
I wonder if they're using Starlink?
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Re: Internet in the middle of the Pacific!
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: May 29, 2023 12:13AM
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Carnos Jax
I wonder if they're using Starlink?

I'd be willing to bet (not very much) that they are... In areas licensed by their respective countries to use it, Starlink is getting some amazing market penetration. The numbers of units are still low, but the distribution is already nearly world-wide (again, some countries have not licensed Starlink to operate there yet...).



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Re: Internet in the middle of the Pacific!
Posted by: gadje
Date: May 29, 2023 10:37AM
I flew United to Asia and one time the route went over the polar circle, around 80 degree north. Around Alaska. There was no Internet there, just ice below.

Internet resumed once we started heading South over Russia. Oh that was before the war started.
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