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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
6/30/2019 3:01:24 PM
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Re: disaster, broadband, and financial services
@Don.B:

Exactly, often times there are handful of bottlenecks to start making use of new stuff. Infrastructure is one of the common bottleneck among others. As long as these can be addressed in a reasonable amount of time it is good, otherwise things will be dated before road is clear to start making use of new apps, projects, systems etc.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/7/2019 1:04:41 AM
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Re: disaster, broadband, and financial services
The question of how well Loon can scale up is a very interesting and important one... I suspect that it isn't too hindered by wireless range -- but more so by spectrum licensing. I vaguely remember reading something that hinted that Loon had to cut deals with local wireless carriers to use the same cellular spectrum. So I assume Loon might be a cheaper way to deploy cell towers -- but the real limit is the usable spectrum.

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
6/6/2019 9:39:14 AM
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Re: disaster, broadband, and financial services
I wonder how effective the Loon project actually turns out to be. Granted it's quick to deploy but it would seem other infrastructure might have to be running at the same time for folks on the ground to widely make use of the aerial signal that would have somewhat of a limited range and power.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/2/2019 5:19:53 PM
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TiVo? Not dead yet....
Will a new CEO be able to turn TiVo's ship around? Or plug the leaks in it's hull?

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batye
batye
6/2/2019 12:34:08 PM
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Re: disaster, broadband, and financial services
@ms.akkineni yes this days in any case internet is a blood line of todays economy... 

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batye
batye
6/2/2019 12:33:09 PM
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Re: Go Telefonica!
@afwriter the way it look to me it very smart move and people like it and vote with they money...

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batye
batye
6/2/2019 12:32:01 PM
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Re: disaster, broadband, and financial services
@JohnDrake yes but for me it look like everyone selling hot air... as in my books with cyber-money you never know... what value they have... 

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
5/31/2019 11:23:56 PM
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Re: disaster, broadband, and financial services
Good point. Very true that iternet would be mre important even for financial institutions to function.

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afwriter
afwriter
5/31/2019 10:45:31 PM
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Go Telefonica!
I love that Telefonica is crowdsourcing. It's the best way to find ideas that will work, especially when you get them from people living the life. 

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JohnDrake
JohnDrake
5/31/2019 3:47:26 PM
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disaster, broadband, and financial services
Broadband may be more important than financial services after a disaster. With crypto money such as bitcoin, you don't need to wait for banks to get their acts together, you just need an internet connection. One of the supermarkets in my city residence now has a bitcoin kiosk. Even some supermarkets in small towns in Russia take bitcoin now for purchases.

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