Mar­ket Mis­con­cep­tions: Con­sump­tion

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Ex­pec­ta­tions from peo­ple us­ing off­shore con­nec­tiv­ity, es­pe­cially crew mem­bers, is that in­ter­net ac­cess and voice call­ing is cheap and plen­ti­ful on land, so it should be read­ily avail­able, free, and they should be able to use it how­ever they like at sea. The crew mem­ber en­joys free ser­vices like stream­ing ra­dio, video on de­mand, and Skype with­out re­al­iz­ing that trans­mit­ting some of this free con­tent uses up a lot of satel­lite trans­mis­sion ca­pac­ity, which could be ex­pen­sive for the ves­sel owner. Some soft­ware that works well in land-based ap­pli­ca­tions that re­quire a lot of in­ter­ac­tiv­ity for up­dates, etc., like Mi­crosoft Of­fice, need to be ap­pro­pri­ately con­fig­ured for use at sea or they can con­sume a huge amount of band­width with­out peo­ple on­board re­al­iz­ing the is­sues.

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