and this has been spunoff into Kymeta Corporation.
They want to use satellites to create Internet hotspots. The first application will be for airlines sometime in 2015. Kymeta would then develop products for trains and ships. They also want to create a small, backpack-sized satellite hot spot that could be used by the average consumer
Kymeta wants to be able install broadband satellite antennas onto planes, ships and trains in 24 hours. This will give mobile broadband to passengers (who are willing to pay for the privilege.).
A competitor to Kymeta is Viasat. ViaSat put a satellite into orbit that can support up to 140 Gbps of capacity throughout its North American footprint. ViaSat and its partner Dish Network can offer 12 Mbps downlink and 3 Mbps uplink speeds for little more than the cost of a cable or DSL connection. ViaSat is has faster service but the Kymeta device is more mobile.
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