Mike asked in Computers & InternetInternet · 1 decade ago

Why aren’t upload and download speeds on my satellite connection that same?

On my satellite connection my upload speed is about 50k/sec vs. a download speed of 500k/sec. I measured my dialup speed and I get an upload speed of 300k/sec and a download speed between 30-46k/sec.

If you average the upload and download speeds of each of the two methods, the “broadband” is only about 1 ½ times as fast as dialup, not the 10x faster than dialup advertised.

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    Satellite connections require an uplink and downlink medium. Their speeds can vary due to weather and other phenomenon.


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