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  1. Scott
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    I ‘d imagine the satellite antenna would still work over water, you just wouldn’t get the same benefits without the ground network. The ground antenna is fast but has limited capacity, and the satellite is slow but has huge capacity. That’s why it’s a hybrid system..

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  3. Stephen
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    This is in a way going back to the old dial up and sat combo kits where your uploads go over the phone and the downloads come via sat. They worked well but did have massive lag. I remember I guess 8 years or so ago getting over 20mb/s download for the first time via this type setup. One thing for sure it would kill any possibility of VOIP for those that have been using vpns and other workarounds for accessing voice systems.

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