Event Date/Time: Jun 17, 2002 End Date/Time: Jun 19, 2002
Registration Date: Jun 14, 2002
Early Registration Date: May 17, 2002
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 15, 2002
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Internet Forum Overview

The broadband explosion that was so loudly predicted has not come to pass. Yet, the
fuel for this explosion - broadband adoption rates - indicates that interest and demand
continue to rapidly expand:

  • A recent FCC study found that the number of consumer users of high-speed Internet access
    grew 51% from Jan.1, 2001 to June 30, 2001.


  • The U.S. Department of Commerce's report of February 5, 2002, found a 26% annual
    increase in total Internet users as of September 30, 2001, with 143 million Americans now


  • The Commerce Department report also shows Internet use has been growing fastest among
    lower-income Americans: 25% annual growth in households earning less than $15,000 a year.

These numbers demonstrate that demand exists and continues to grow, but questions

  • What are the 'hot spots' where profits can be made now?


  • What niches, applications and services can satellite-based Internet systems address now,
    while being positioned to take advantage of the larger, expanding markets to come?


  • Should projects be shelved in the interim, or should they be launched and grown

These questions will be examined through a variety of forums: financial analyses,
market forecasts, case studies, and expert discussions. The opportunities that exist today
and those expected to emerge tomorrow, will be contrasted with both current and future
satellite capabilities, with the industry's pioneers sorting out where, when and how these
satellite Internet technologies can best be deployed to meet developing demand.

This conference will examine the state of satellite-delivered Internet and broadband
services - from IP multicasting, content delivery, streaming media, and data distribution
to distance learning, telemedicine and location-based services. The existing and emerging
satellite technologies, including Ka-band, consumer two-way systems, LEO, MEO and
GEO-based systems, and GPS, will be reviewed and their impact on the growing market will
be considered.


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Additional Information

Registration Rates

  • Special Early Bird Rates Effective through April 19:
    1 Workshop=$445; 2 Workshops=$790; Conference Only=$995; Conference + 1 Workshop=$1,390; Conference + 2 Workshops=$1,590
  • Early Bird Rates Effective through May 17:
    1 Workshop=$495; 2 Workshops=$890; Conference Only=$1,295; Conference + 1 Workshop=$1,690; Conference + 2 Workshops=$1,990
  • Standard Rates Effective through June 14:
    1 Workshop=$545; 2 Workshops=$990; Conference Only=$1,595; Conference + 1 Workshop=$1,990; Conference + 2 Workshops=$2,290
  • Week-of and On-site Rates begin June 15:
    1 Workshop=$595; 2 Workshops=$990; Conference Only=$1,895; Conference + 1 Workshop=$2,290; Conference + 2 Workshops=$2,590

Team Rates available. Register online at http://www.actconferences.com/sif2002/reg_rates.htm