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Commisio44354
Commisio44354
5/27/2019 2:10:58 AM
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Re: Consumers
I disagree--it seems to me that they need to nurture customers to sustain themselves for the long-term.     

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Commisio44354
Commisio44354
5/27/2019 2:09:12 AM
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Re: Competition is good!!
The race has most certainly started--the question becomes how far are the current giants willing to go as....

SpaceX Launches 60 Satellites for Elon Musk's Starlink Internet Constellation

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freehe
freehe
5/21/2019 10:53:09 PM
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Re: Competition is good!!
@ariella, @@mhhf1ve. I have always said that one-size does not fit all. You have to have multiple options to meet needs. A hybrid solution is the perfect answer to solve the problem. I agree. Moe companies should offer hybrid solutions.

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freehe
freehe
5/21/2019 10:49:43 PM
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Consumers
Saving consumers money is something that most companies no longer care about. They all focused on profit and paying their CEO millions while consumers continue to pay more for sub-par service. I am happy the LEO satellites will save consumers money and provide access to rural regions which desparately need to be connected.

 

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freehe
freehe
5/21/2019 10:47:56 PM
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Competition
This is so exciting. I am happy to see other companies launch in the Broadband industry. Consumers deserve competition. We pay too much for broadband service that is not great.

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
5/21/2019 12:03:55 PM
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Re: Competition is good!!
While competition will usually bring prices down, I'm skeptical if Amazon and SpaceX technologies "could generate consumer savings of more than $30 billion per year. " Assuming those providers can operate at similar costs as current land based internet, it may be that their costs will be higher for several years more and would demand a loss leader situation to compete.

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Commisio44354
Commisio44354
5/18/2019 5:32:03 PM
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Re: Competition is good!!
There is no choice but a hybrid solution--especially as we have all deliberated how 50% of the World continues to be "not digitzied".

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
5/16/2019 5:27:24 PM
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Re: Competition is good!!
I'm sure there are some next-gen satellite companies that have... I vaguely remember there was a LEO satellite company that was pitching a VPN service for private enterprises that used fixed wireless for more reliable "last mile" connections... 

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Ariella
Ariella
5/16/2019 1:47:32 PM
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Re: Competition is good!!
@mhhf1ve that's a good idea. I wonder why the companies haven't thought to offer a hybrid package like that.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
5/15/2019 10:21:52 PM
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Competition is good!!
I wonder if there will be some hybrid solutions for satellite broadband soon. I recently subscribed to a fixed wireless service, and it's been great. However, it still needs to rely on a fiber connection at some point -- which has been the major source for reliability issues. Can services like Starlink or Oneweb rely on some fixed wireless partners to spread their network and handle customer acquisition? It'll be interesting to see how it all plays out.

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