Isn’t this the same as satellite?

A satellite system bounces a signal up to a satellite in space and then back down to a dish on the side of your house. This results in a far higher latency than fixed wireless technology, as the distances involved are far larger than bouncing a signal to a nearby transmitting mast. For example, satellite latency can be around 500 milliseconds (1/2 second), but fixed wireless is more likely to be around 30 milliseconds or less (a huge difference).  In addition to broadband speed, latency is another key factor in how fast your internet connection actually feels – low latency being good for gaming, video and internet telephone services. More information about the impact of latency can be found here.

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