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From: Bill Haigh
To: Maria Dolores Lizarzaburu
Time: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 13:35:02 +1300
Subject: Re: The development of the Net in Pitcairn
Since August 2004, Pitcairn has switched to another Internet Service
Provider, with greater bandwidth, but using the same satellite dish as
The new system uses the NSS 5 satellite, a geostationary satellite at
177.0°W, just a few degrees away from the Intelsat satellite that was
previously used. The link terminates in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA and
connection to the Internet takes place there.
There are also two VoIP telephones on the island, one for government
officials and one for the general public at the Satellite Station.
The system is a shared hub/network known as iDirect. For further
information please see http://www.lbisat.com and click the iDirect icon.
It provides has a bandwidth of 512kbps into the island and 128kbps out
from the island, and can be upgraded at short notice if there are
temporary increases in demand.
With the pn top-level domain Bill Haigh is now the Administrative
Contact and Technical Contact. Details are at
The obstacles in development remain the same as in your previous report,
but there have been significant improvements since that report.
Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
Registrar for the Pitcairn Islands top-level domain.