ZDNet: What’s the best way to get mobile Internet access? I’ve been trying to answer that question for years. The current options are all slower than I’d like.
What I’m looking for is the same sort of 128kbps performance I used to get from Metricom’s Ricochet service. The $80 a month I was paying Metricom for unlimited service seems downright cheap compared to some of today’s alternatives.
THE ONLY WAY I can get that kind of speed on the road these days is to install some sort of mobile two-way satellite service in my van, which seems like an awful lot of trouble and expense. I could get 600kbps upstream and maybe 1.5mbps downstream–if I was willing to pay $1,000 to $6,000. Self-aligning satellite dishes are really, really expensive. (full story)
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