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I have heard about satellite based broadband technology, how does your service compare?

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Our services are all tower-based terrestrial wireless over relatively short distances.  Satellite based broadband technologies suffer from very high latency (long transmission delays).  The time it takes for one “packet” of data to reach the Internet and get back to your PC can be as high as 3000 milliseconds, or 3 seconds, compared to a round trip time of less than 100 milliseconds on land based wired and wireless technologies.

In addition, satellite broadband provides very limited upload speeds similar to a dial-up modem.  The end result is a connection that can download files fairly quickly, but offers generally poor overall Internet performance. LightLeap High-Speed Internet does not use any satellite links in the delivery of your service and the latency on our network is very similar to DSL and Cable Modem systems.

 

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