Monday, February 4

Speed on steroids

Living in the boondocks has its drawbacks. Like not getting fast Internet speeds. Today we got a new satellite system installed, replacing the old satellite system we have had for over ten years. It’s fast. There’s a Web site that I look at occasionally which consists of 50 or so time-lapse screen-filling full-color satellite images of weather over half the continent. It usually took three or four minutes to load all the images before it would play. This afternoon, it took less than ten seconds!

Four-minute download reduced to under ten seconds!
Wow! Civilization-speed Internet in the wild! Using the new system I wrote an email to a friend, and even before I hit the Send button, I got her reply!

I am awed. I’m also odd, which rhymes.

4 comments:

Pete S. said...

Is the new satellite service a stop-gap until you switch over to DSL? Or will the old site remain on satellite while the new site uses DSL?

Tom Hurley said...

New satellite is at old house, and will remain. New house gets DSL.

Daffy said...

we still have 2 tin cans and piece of rotten limp string; aka mobile "broadband"...it ain't mobile; and it AIN'T broadband ; but can & do listen to KJZY jazz radio online from Sebastopol occaisionally..nice...

Susan said...

Watch out for fresh meteorites when you get your new satellite service.