TQ Internet Is Up!

TQ Internet is up! We finally have installed the satellite Internet system we purchased two months ago. Not everyone is participating, but those who are have the opportunity to communicate with loved ones on a regular basis, without time limits or having to stand in line.

The first night I noticed several people sitting in front of Web cams chatting with their families. I am sure this service will save at least one relationship in our unit, hopefully more.

It's allowing me to call home more often. The biggest difference: Now my parents and brother can call me here in Iraq. I am sure there are several other families that have come to enjoy this new, reverse flow of communication, especially the ability for those at home to dial up their soldier when they have had a tough day. We all owe the command a big "thank you" for allowing this service.

By Bert Stover |  July 29, 2006; 1:04 PM ET  | Category:  Al Taqaddum, Iraq
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Hey there-

What's the final word on the internet access? What's the cost? Any special equipment needed on a personal laptop to hook up?

Thanks!
Sheila

Posted by: Sheila | August 4, 2006 02:08 PM

Typical cost of satellite equipmnet is 2000-3000 USD. Monthly fee to share with other soldiers from 500 USD. More on this website http://www.satellite-provider.pl/iraq-us-army.html .

Posted by: Simon Nowinsky | August 12, 2006 02:17 PM

Glad for you having satellite connectivity there, Bart. That Poland company is a good one.

I don't know if I can advertise here or not, but anyways since people have asked I thought I'd give a link to BusinessCom - www.bcsatellite.net as we do all kind of connectivity jobs in Iraq. You can mail us any time and we'd be happy to connect you and your colleagues in Iraq.

Posted by: Maxim Usatov | September 21, 2006 05:17 PM

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