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    Starlink

    The pricing seems way too high for mass take up.

    We pay around US $29 per month for 100 mbps and starlink is $549 joining fee plus $110 per month for 100 to 200 mbps. Average wage here is about $300 per month.

    I can see government operations in remote and/or disaster hit areas.

    https://gulfnews.com/business/market....1653640871007


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    Yes - but you don't live on a remote island - if you did you would be happy to fork over $110 per month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elefant&Castle:
    Yes - but you don't live on a remote island - if you did you would be happy to fork over $110 per month.
    Not sure how many living on remote islands here earn anywhere near $110 per month let alone have that to pay for internet. Seems like a very small niche market.

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    If you follow tech, or more specifically the state of ISP service around various parts of the world, Starlink will be absolutely huge for a giant chunk of the US. Large rural swathes are still running on single meg connections, with high unreliability.

    Much of the US is under monopoly supply as well (even urban areas) so prices are high. This is worse in the countryside as ISPs have no incentive to improve speeds and laying cable is a low return investment.

    Starlink doesn't care about remote islands in the Pacific. The big market is domestic.

    (Come to think of it on the back of the gun thread, telecoms is another area that's just really messed up in the US because of market distortions via political lobbying... during the last government, the FCC was essentially and unabashedly an extended tool of the telco lobby.)

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    I am quite sure one of our members in rural France uses starlink.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    Not sure how many living on remote islands here earn anywhere near $110 per month let alone have that to pay for internet. Seems like a very small niche market.
    Perhaps not have to be just for home service - return of the Internet Café in remote areas, neighborhood connection sharing, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spode:
    Perhaps not have to be just for home service - return of the Internet Café in remote areas, neighborhood connection sharing, etc.
    one connection to Rule them all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    I am quite sure one of our members in rural France uses starlink.
    Lots of folks here in Central Portugal using it too.
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    Any update on when it will be available for HK? We are keen having no land based connection!


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    Quote Originally Posted by HK_Katherine:
    Any update on when it will be available for HK? We are keen having no land based connection!
    dont you have cell coverage where you are

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