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A failure to communicate

A massive satellite glitch disrupted pager service and Internet access throughout the nation.

A massive satellite glitch disrupted pager service and Internet access throughout the nation. Service has been restored, but PanAmSat is still investigating the cause of the problem.

PanAmSat restores pager service
The company says it has restored video and telecommunications services via other satellites in its fleet.

Outage knocks out pagers
Wireless Internet access and service to tens of millions of pager customers is slowly being restored throughout the United States.

Why depend on only one satellite?
update Communication experts say there are a few simple explanations why only one satellite was servicing almost all of the country's 40 million pagers.

Internet comes to NPR's rescue
National Public Radio makes many of its shows available on the Web. But until today, it had never used the feed to distribute shows for broadcast.

Motorola teams with Teledesic
Motorola is investing $750 million for a 26 percent stake in Teledesic's, "Internet-in-the-Sky" venture, and is combining it satellite system with the company.