Originally Posted by sandy daugherty
This is all old stuff, Eitan. Try google! Then try the search function here. People have been crossing oceans with good weather data for decades. Even before there was an internet, if you can believe it!
Sandy, I couldn't agree more with your succinct post!!!
Nick, I also agree with your direct post!!!
Also, nicely written....
Now, Eitan, if you're interested in learning
about internet access at sea (which I agree seems completely unecessary), you can get quite an education by reading threads here and at the SSCA Disc Boards on this subject.....
In a nutshell equipment
will cost you $4500 - $10,000, minimum (plus installation) and monthly charges based on # MB / per month of data / downloads, which will be from $300/month to $1000/month, or more....
And typical data rates of 128k symentical, with 32k and 64k avail at lower costs, and as much as 250k available at higer costs.....
(Iridium Open Port, or INMARSAT Fleet Braodband)
Although, you can
costs some (30% - 40%) and reduce monthly rates a little bit (~ 5-10%) by reducing your requirements to using the system only in port, and/or in calm seas, etc.... (B-GAN)
Eitan, please take Sandy's and Nick's answers to your question to heart....they have steered you straight!!!
Only read what I referenced, if you're looking to waste lots of $$$$....