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Hapless engineers leave UK cable landing station gate open, couple of journos waltz right in

Trixr Bronze badge

Also, other than the sucky latency when it comes to satellite, there's this little thing called *capacity*. Govt and military will be allocated that bandwidth first.

As a thought exercise that should make the fat cats sit up and take notice, try running the London Stock Exchange or Forex Market over satellite. (I'm actually sure that's a fallback for those markets, but forget your sub-second trades.)

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