Fixed Wireless systems are ground based and the data packets travel very short distances compared to satellite broadband systems. With a satellite system, the packets have to travel 22,223 miles from end user to satellite, back to earth to the Internet backbone and then all the way back, for a total of around 100,000 miles. Even at the speed of light, the round trip takes over 500ms – half a second. This latency or ping makes satellite unsuitable for videoconferencing, telecommuting, VOIP and gaming. Wireless systems typically have latency of 5 to 25ms to get to Internet backbone, comparable to modern fiber, and cable and dsl. Wireless systems also have the advantage of rapid scalability.