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Generally consumer grade satellite broadband systems are advertised with upload speeds of "up to" 128kbs. One way systems come with no upload speed predictions.

In actual use, at least at this time, none of the consumer grade two-way satellite systems get upload speeds near the 128kbs suggestion. There is a wide variance in actual upload speeds from moment to moment. You can expect that most of the time the upload speed of a two way system will be in the 30kbs-80kbs range. Due to latency issues with satellite connections, most upload speed tests will show speeds lower than actual FTP uploads.

Upload speeds for one-way systems are limited by your connection to your dial-up ISP, but generally run in the 18kbs-28kbs range. No one seems to get the full upload speed available to a dial-up connection once the satellite protocol overhead is added.

Broadband Reports.com speed test archive

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by PetDude See Profile edited by seagreen See Profile
last modified: 2003-02-03 16:48:58