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As reported in a release today (full text here: http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060817/lath019.html?.v=64). Prior industry highs were 20 Mbps. Pushing antenna further apart means a company / country has to have fewer of them, which decreases costs while offering the same network range. Use of the troposphere as a signal “relay” enables telecommunication companies to break in more rural parts of the world. Current tropospheric links operate between northern Scotland and the Shetland Isles.

Now, as soon as someone can smuggle a receiver in to Cuba we might just see the end of Communism in the western hemisphere (I mean, except in upper-level educational institution in the northeast and California).
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