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camelot

join:2008-04-12
Whitby, ON
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reply to done w teks

Re: cancelling teksavvy

Do you have any idea how much satellite costs???

You don't own satellites. You rent them from the only Canadian operator, TeleSAT.

The pure cost is the reason Bell is moving away from Satellite and into IPTV. It simply costs far too much.

A small ISP such as TSI would lose their shirts, as most other satellite providers have.

Satellite internet, is a dead money-losing investment.


NytOwl

join:2012-09-27
canada
Funny fact, though: BCE (Bell) actually owned Telesat until 2007.

camelot

join:2008-04-12
Whitby, ON
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said by NytOwl:

Funny fact, though: BCE (Bell) actually owned Telesat until 2007.

Probably because it was far too expensive to operate and turn a profit.


jmck
formerly 'shaded'

join:2010-10-02
Ottawa, ON
it's actually turning some nice profit now.

34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON
reply to camelot
said by camelot:

The pure cost is the reason Bell is moving away from Satellite and into IPTV. It simply costs far too much.

Cost has nothing to do with it and they'll never get rid of their satellite based service as there are tons of customers that will never be able to acquire their IPTV based service or just plain do not want to move over for a variety of reasons.

They're offering IPTV as it allows them to offer services they cannot offer via satellite and get access to customers that cannot use a satellite dish.

34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON
reply to camelot
said by camelot:

Probably because it was far too expensive to operate and turn a profit.

No, BCE refocused their business plans and divested of subsidiaries they considered as not part of their core business. They don't have to own the satellites and the business that operates them to be able to utilize capacity on the satellites.


TwiztedZero
Nine Zero Burp Nine Six
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join:2011-03-31
Toronto, ON
kudos:5
reply to camelot
said by camelot:

Do you have any idea how much satellite costs???

Here's a "sample" breakdown of Satellite cost... from our bro's over on Techdirt.

The Cost Breakdown of Launching a Satellite

A quick internet search reveals that this is the cost for getting a satellite into orbit:

Satellite manufacture: $150M
Satellite launch: $120M
Launch insurance: $20M
In-orbit insurance: $20M
Satellite operations (15 years): $15M

You can read more about that here: SF Wireless ISP MonkeyBrains Tries To Crowdfund $325 Million For A Satellite
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