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Old 10-13-2016, 01:27 PM   #1
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Better internet antennas in 2017?

Kymeta wows Monaco Yacht Show with flat antennas

Kymeta looks like it is developing a solution that will be ready when I get to go on the water (just dreaming at this point). Interested in any stories about Kymeta or any alternate satellite internet solutions.

I currently live in a log house in a hilly area, so my only internet connection at home is a satellite dish (Xplornet). So if I can get this level of connectivity on a mobile platform, I will happily move my home office onboard and go exploring.
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Old 10-13-2016, 04:51 PM   #2
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Very interesting. It will also be interesting to see what their cost/Mbps is.
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Old 10-15-2016, 10:02 AM   #3
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..I was very concerned about those ugly dome on my steel 1974 trawler.. Oh God! that's the perfect solution!! Now I can surf Internet and watch porno 100 miles off home...
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Kymeta only makes antennas, they are not a service provider. Their plan is to eventually have a reasonably priced flat panel antenna, but they still have a long way to go. The emerging market that might give them the production volume to drive the prices down is self driving automobiles. Software updates are so critical, that a satellite based delivery system might be needed along with a cellular data delivery. I suspect that a self driving car may not be self driving if it hasn't verified currency of software at least once a day.

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The Panasonic satellite network was mentioned and I am unaware of Panasonic offering satellite internet in the US or at least to the East Coast. The only three providers I have heard of is Hughes Net, Exede and Dish. Does Panasonic serve other areas on the world with satellite internet?
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Panasonic specializes in mainly the aircraft market (Panasonic Avionics). You are correct on the Hughes/Exede. DISH's service is call DISHnet and it is their branding of either the Hughes or Exede products depending on where it is installed.

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