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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Anyone have internet not from Telus, Shaw or Eastlink?

@Korth Starlink is more important than 5G. First of all it is costing 150 Billion USD to run fiber for 5G towers in the US. Starlink is costing a total of 10 Billion USD from rocket launches to satellites. So Starlink is significantly cheaper and it doesn't just cover the US it covers the whole world. Even poor countries where 5G towers would be impossible. 5G will only work where their is existing internet infrastructure so its not like its going to solve the worlds internet problem.

 

Now lets talk about speeds. 5G and Starlink will deliver around the same speeds (1Gbps). In terms of latency 5G looses. Starlink has big latency advantages especially over long distances. 5G could act as a bridge for some customers such as the financial markets where time is worth a lot of money. Starlink is faster in terms of latency than our undersea fiber optic cables. Its faster than anything on earth.

 

 Starlink will equip structures and more demanding, high bandwidth vehicle applications. 5G will supply handhelds and less demanding mobile vehicle applications. Starlink will be a candidate to provide backhaul for cell sites including 5G. 

 

Vehicles that use Starlink uplinks may also have 5G as a backup when in congested urban areas or lacking clear line of site overhead (tunnels, deep valleys). 

 

This video will explain starlink better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrpTD18-akY

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Anyone have internet not from Telus, Shaw or Eastlink?

 @BearFBI 

Heavily invested in Starlink are we? 🙂

Sounds like a sales pitch.

Don't get me wrong...I might wait a bit before I settle on a new ISP due to reading all this.

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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Anyone have internet not from Telus, Shaw or Eastlink?


@Korth wrote:

Wired internet is intrinsically superior to wireless internet in terms of reliability, performance, and security - nobody will ever convince me otherwise


I remember reading something that the receiver needed to exchange all of these encryption keys just to provide a secure connection through the Starlink network. Its not even using IPV6 its using a end to end encryption protocol so its "IP less" Apparently it makes it more secure. Satellite internet security is not a problem as current satellite internet are used by many businesses and applications around the world. 

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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Anyone have internet not from Telus, Shaw or Eastlink?


@z10user4 wrote:

 @BearFBI 

Heavily invested in Starlink are we? 🙂

Sounds like a sales pitch.

Don't get me wrong...I might wait a bit before I settle on a new ISP due to reading all this.


Lol it deserves credit. Not many people know about it. They don't pay billions of dollars for advertising that's why its not that known. Also the more people that buy Starlink the more money is being funded to SpaceX for Mars exploration.

 

Its like Public Mobile. Everyone i talk to about it i make it sound like a sales pitch. 

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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Anyone have internet not from Telus, Shaw or Eastlink?

But your selling people on saving money it should be a no brainer 😊 I’m going to be pushing people to public too 👍

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Anyone have internet not from Telus, Shaw or Eastlink?

Let's not devolve into an argument about Starlink.

 

I think it'll be good, but not as much as it's being hyped. There's always costs and tradeoffs, if only one solution was perfect for every situation then there wouldn't be other solutiions.

 

You think it'll be fantastic, that it will deliver on all the lofty promises being made. And sometimes the hopeful optimists do get something good which leaves the wary cynics in the dust.

 

Time will tell, results will speak for themselves. Until then, people can talk about it all they like but nothing will change.

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Anyone have internet not from Telus, Shaw or Eastlink?

I personally can't wait to see all the streaked photos from ground based astronomy photographers because of its low earth orbit. All in the name of global 5G, yay? I am encouraged that they're trying to do something about it but the project screams of a bull headed tool pushing ahead, consequences be damned. 

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