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All, We run a joint program with a college in Chuuk, Micronesia. The federal government is the sole provider of telcom services, and the entire island shares a link to Pohnpei. We’ve been trying to add a second DSL line to the school and were recently informed that Telcom is out of DSL lines for the island. So, we are investigating what it would take to install an independent satellite feed for the school. I’m looking for a commercial satellite provider, as we’re looking for the ability to grow to 100mb service (we have 90 student computers plus some staff we have to handle). Does anyone know of a provider with whom I could talk. I’ve done some “research” (i.e. I googled it) and have contacted IntelSAT, but I haven’t heard anything back from them. Mahalo. /kyle --- Kyle Johnson : Dean of Information Technology Chaminade University of Honolulu : http://www.chaminade.edu 808.739.8552 (w) : kyle.johnson@chaminade.edu ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- I never try and teach my students anything. I only try and create an environment where they can learn. - Albert Einstein ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/discuss.

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Kyle,

It looks like HughesNet (www.hughesnet.com) services Guam so perhaps there is service available for Chuuk as well since it is in the general area.  I have family in a remote part of Texas that use the HughesNet residential service and they don't have much good to say about it - fair warning.

All the best!

Curtis


No idea if this is still relevant, but years ago I had a remote worker use an asymmetric satellite setup. Satellite for downloads, which was fine for large blocks like web pages. But DSL for upload, which reduced the overall latency for small, interactive packets (telnet/ssh in his case). Bob Robert Goldstein Director Office of Information Technology Pitzer College 1050 N Mills Ave. Claremont CA 91711
All, We run a joint program with a college in Chuuk, Micronesia. The federal government is the sole provider of telcom services, and the entire island shares a link to Pohnpei. We’ve been trying to add a second DSL line to the school and were recently informed that Telcom is out of DSL lines for the island. So, we are investigating what it would take to install an independent satellite feed for the school. I’m looking for a commercial satellite provider, as we’re looking for the ability to grow to 100mb service (we have 90 student computers plus some staff we have to handle). Does anyone know of a provider with whom I could talk. I’ve done some “research” (i.e. I googled it) and have contacted IntelSAT, but I haven’t heard anything back from them. Mahalo. /kyle --- Kyle Johnson : Dean of Information Technology Chaminade University of Honolulu : http://www.chaminade.edu 808.739.8552 (w) : kyle.johnson@chaminade.edu ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- I never try and teach my students anything. I only try and create an environment where they can learn. - Albert Einstein ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/discuss.
Kyle,

It looks like HughesNet (www.hughesnet.com) services Guam so perhaps there is service available for Chuuk as well since it is in the general area.  I have family in a remote part of Texas that use the HughesNet residential service and they don't have much good to say about it - fair warning.

All the best!

Curtis


No idea if this is still relevant, but years ago I had a remote worker use an asymmetric satellite setup. Satellite for downloads, which was fine for large blocks like web pages. But DSL for upload, which reduced the overall latency for small, interactive packets (telnet/ssh in his case). Bob Robert Goldstein Director Office of Information Technology Pitzer College 1050 N Mills Ave. Claremont CA 91711