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Old 03-09-2021, 06:28 AM   #1
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Starlink Update

SpaceX is seeking regulatory approval to connect its rapidly growing network of internet-beaming Starlink satellites to cars, trucks, shipping boats, and aircraft. The request, filed last Friday (3/5) with the Federal Communications Commission, marks SpaceX’s biggest step yet toward connecting Starlink to the automotive sector, a potentially lucrative line of business that would expand the company’s current stationary offerings from rural homes.

The March 5th FCC filing asked for “a blanket license authorizing operation” of Starlink terminals on so-called Earth Stations in Motion — an umbrella term for cars, trucks, maritime vessels, and aircraft. “No longer are users willing to forego connectivity while on the move, whether driving a truck across the country, moving a freighter from Europe to a U.S. port or while on a domestic or international flight,” the filing read.

Smaller passenger vehicles may have to wait. “Not connecting Tesla cars to Starlink, as our terminal is much too big,” SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Monday, responding to an article on the FCC filing. “This is for aircraft, ships, large trucks & RVs.”
https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/8/22...m_medium=email
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this is going to be awesome!!!
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Just saw this. Elon mentions RVs!

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/08/elon...FHsfuah_BJcSzc
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Starlink for RVers and Boaters? Reality Check on FCC Filing for Mobility

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Starlink for RVers and Boaters? Reality Check on FCC Filing for Mobility

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I was interested until I saw that he thinks the market will pay $ 99 per month with all equipment purchased in advance by the customer at a many hundreds of dollars cost.

I'll stick with my grandfathered ATT Connected Car $ 24 per month all in unlimited data and usual speed well over 10 Mb/sec 4G ATT, with hotspot on my 5G capable TMobile phone as backup, as long as they'll let me :-)
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I was interested until I saw that he thinks the market will pay $ 99 per month with all equipment purchased in advance by the customer at a many hundreds of dollars cost.

I'll stick with my grandfathered ATT Connected Car $ 24 per month all in unlimited data and usual speed well over 10 Mb/sec 4G ATT, with hotspot on my 5G capable TMobile phone as backup, as long as they'll let me :-)
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Light a pollution!

We'll desperately need that promised bandwidth so we can stare at videos of the night sky. Even the least light-polluted regions of the country will no longer reveal the Milky Way once Elon gets all his little boxes all in a row.
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Old 03-10-2021, 03:28 PM   #8
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We'll desperately need that promised bandwidth so we can stare at videos of the night sky. Even the least light-polluted regions of the country will no longer reveal the Milky Way once Elon gets all his little boxes all in a row.
Yep ... I agree 1000%!

It seems that mankind in all it's forms is capable of polluting up anything and everything - now it's (going to be) a network of large chunks of similar pieces of material further polluting the sky.

The most insidious thing about our polluting, in most of it's forms, is that it always starts out as small - so it's very easy to not notice it and/or ignore it and hence think that it's not really bothering us ... or think that it's positives out-rule it's negatives. Of course positives and negatives can always be evaluated from both a short term perspective and a long term perspective. The devil is in the details of what one means by "short" and "long".
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I was real excited about it also. But at $100 per month, no thanx.
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I'm happy to pay the $99 a month, because it will really be closer to $20 a month after we dump our current ISP and their abysmally egregious "customer service."
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We'll desperately need that promised bandwidth so we can stare at videos of the night sky. Even the least light-polluted regions of the country will no longer reveal the Milky Way once Elon gets all his little boxes all in a row.
I thought that the newer satellites are less reflective to minimize streaks in the night sky ....
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I'm happy to pay the $99 a month, because it will really be closer to $20 a month after we dump our current ISP and their abysmally egregious "customer service."
I can't figure out why people are so upset about $99/mo. Each cellular connection I have is between $50 and $120/mo and I have several of them in order to ensure 24/7 availability of service. If Starlink delivers as promised, I can get rid of one or more of these others. In the long run I'm pretty sure I'll save money even at $99/mo.
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I can't figure out why people are so upset about $99/mo. Each cellular connection I have is between $50 and $120/mo and I have several of them in order to ensure 24/7 availability of service. If Starlink delivers as promised, I can get rid of one or more of these others. In the long run I'm pretty sure I'll save money even at $99/mo.
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When you live on a farm in the country, getting decent internet service for a five person household requires multiple connections on multiple carriers. I have a cellular connection for work, my wife has another for her work, the kids use the DSL line for school, and we have a backup cellular connection on another carrier in case one of those goes out (which happens often enough that we need it). Total cost is about $200 a month, plus devices, and the total bandwidth for all of those connections adds up to only 20 Gb down, 5Gb up. If I could replace all but one of them (the backup) with Starlink I'd end up ahead by about $80 a month, and it'd be a lot faster on top of that. I signed up and paid my deposit the day it opened up.

The kids going back to school in person only frees up one of those - the least expensive.

That $99 cost is pretty attractive if you live in a rural location and actually need the Internet for work vs. living in a suburb or city and having other land-based high speed options available.
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I'm happy to pay the $99 a month, because it will really be closer to $20 a month after we dump our current ISP and their abysmally egregious "customer service."
Please use the proper pronunciation () - it's "Customer Disservice".
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