said by silbaco:
Obviously a satellite service will have a high latency.
If you compared all land based ISPs to Exede (ViaSat-1 + Servers), Exede outperforms most all of them; those AcceleNet Servers are using "fingers" with some 60 mbps or so capacity, and can fetch web pages, and other web stuff extremely fast.
In most all cases land based users are doing the fetching, and in reality, it is a slower process when compared to AcceleNet Servers.
VPN is extremely fast on Exede, its the laws of physics that slow down the process.
Exede's technology is first class state of the art...and compared to most land based ISPs, a better quality, with faster response times.
Again, its the physics, not Exede.
Exede has no plans of implementing DAMA, and in fact, is testing VOIP, and plans to offer this option for resale.
Wildblue, on the other hand, is a slower system; all your fetching was done at Gateway. Previous consumer based satellite systems are slower than Exede, PERIOD.