Satellite Network Service Will Launch at ISPCON
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In what is being called "the next generation backbone," iBEAM Broadcasting plans to roll out a satellite-based service for Internet access providers at the ISPcon show in San Jose.
The company is in negotiation with a number of leading content providers who will provide direct feeds to the satellite uplink. The downlink will be sent to Internet Service Providers who can resell the service to their customers. Streaming multimedia content is expected to the most popular service, but any form of Internet content can be moved across the network.
The iBEAM service will be announced at a Tuesday press conference at the San Jose Convention Center.