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Old July 30th 17, 12:11 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband,,
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Default BBC News Blunder

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
them ...

What would the BBC know about programme transmission? It's like
expecting BT to understand the internet.