Friday, January 15, 2021

51% of Americans ready to go to Starlink — Patrick Lang

Musk is  a force of nature.

And he is not even 50 years old yet. 

Sic Semper Tyrannis
51% of Americans ready to go to Starlink
Col. W. Patrick Lang, US Army (ret.)


lastgreek said...

He should open up hair transplant clinics. He used to be as bald as a bowling ball. Look at him now ;)

Ryan Harris said...

Speed of light is too slow. To get from even Starlink's low earth orbit and back adds a noticeable, annoying latency. For Rural households, marine, airline and mobile type applications that currently have few options, it's revolutionary, but the bandwidth is very limited compared to even mobile phone networks, can never be a replacement for service in crowded urban areas that would quickly saturate airwaves. Maybe FCC unlocks more in future but Oneweb (uk), Iridium (EU), Starlink (us), and I forget what China's offering is called are more about strategic control of information and prime physical orbital space than consumers. Starlink's first and biggest contract is obv Pentagon and Nato allies using network battlefield weapon systems.