said by bbinabox:
I learned something from this read
That's progress. I'm just sorry that it takes such direct confrontation to force such realizations
For your further edification, here's a direct quote from their HN7000S and HN9000 modem spec sheets: "Hughes satellite products are based on the IPoS (IP over Satellite) global standard approved by TIA, ETSI, and ITU
". The only thing proprietary are the acceleration techniques used (primarily in the NOCs) to overcome the effects of latency over the satellite path. Wildblue has their own proprietary set, as does Wildblue, iDirect, etc. Their publications very likely carry similar statements.
I'm making this point, because Skyway has not seen fit to invest in such technology - which is the other side of your "proprietary technology
" coin - and which also goes a long way explaining why they can sell their service for as low as $30/month.
HN7000S/98cm Prodelin/2w Osiris/ProPlus - G16/1250H/Germantown - NAT 22.214.171.124/Gateway 126.96.36.199/DNS 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 - Firefox 3 - AV/Firewalled by NIS2009