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Old July 30th 17, 10:28 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband,,
Java Jive[_2_]
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Default BBC News Blunder

"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
them ...
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