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SkyBridge Announces System Delayed Until 2003

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SkyBridge and Alcatel have delayed start of service to 2003, which was originally planned to be operational by the end of 2001. The first satellite is now scheduled to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2002. Beginning in the third quarter of 2003, residential subscribers should be able to sign up through their preferred ISPs at about $30 a month. When the SkyBridge constellation is completed in 2005 it will be able to deliver 1 Mbps, with bursts to 20 Mbps. The 80-satellite constellation is now anticipated to cost US$6.2 billion. 

  
   


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