Space Oddity

Which of these would be a disadvantage of satellite-based networks?

A) Only provides access to a small portion of Internet resources

B) Has a relatively long latency time

C) Due to orbit requirements, it’s only available during certain times of the day

D) Cannot be used by more than one computer at a time

E) Requires you to wear a helmet when doing any Google search

The answer: B) Has a relatively long latency time

Because of the distances involved in sending and receiving data from space, the latency times of non-terrestrial links are much longer than Earth-bound networks.

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