24 05 14 20:41 Comment
After many years of internet access pain, from endless dial-up tedium to uncertain and slow ADSL via BT landline we have acquired a satellite dish for our Broadband connection. Downloads are now at several Mb/sec compared with the handful of Kb/sec previously endured. Our new dish is actually within sight of Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station, only 25 miles away across Mount's Bay, but the signal has a 22,000 mile journey up to the satellite, in geostationary orbit above us and another 22,00 miles back to the Lizard, before it can establish our connection to the World Wide Web! Ain't technology wonderful!