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DirecPC

A service offered by Hughes Network Systems that provides Internet access through private satellite dishes. Requests for Web pages go through a normal modem connection but pages are delivered through the satellite link at up to 400 Kbps (about 15 times faster than a 28.8 Kbps modem, and 4 times faster than an ISDN connection).

To install the DirecPC system, you need to purchase a small satellite dish from Hughes, plus an ISA card to install in your computer. You'll also need a normal Internet connection via an ISP for upstream traffic (e.g., requests for Web pages).










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