On Sun, 30 Jul 2017 11:28:58 +0100, Java Jive
"Powys man gets broadband via satellite over Africa"
"[It is the same satellite companies like Sky use to broadcast their
TV signal and] they are positioned above the equator to maximise
Oh dear! Actually, they are positioned over the equator because that
is the only place you can obtain a geo-stationary orbit, enabling
fixed dishes to work. Satellites that aren't in geo-stationary orbit
require movable dishes that can track an orbit to communicate with
What would the BBC know about programme transmission? It's like
expecting BT to understand the internet.