Skip to comments.Washington emergency responders first to use SpaceX’s Starlink internet in the field: ‘It’s amazing’
Posted on 10/01/2020 7:02:47 AM PDT by srmanuel
This is the first practical field deployment that I've heard about.
Washington Emergency Management who is responding to the wildfires out west has deployed 7 Starlink Terminals remotely to provide internet and communication capabilities to help their response to the fires.
The reviews so far a fantastic.....
In before FReepers trash Musk for taking any government money.
Yes. They are.
I hope Starlink is up before I move to the boonies.
even governments needs to procure goods and services...so long as they are bid out and basic anti-corruption / voter accountability protocols are followed, should be no objection
big difference from subsidies....
just for the record...i used to be a Musk hater.
I’m not anymore.
In fact, I am deeply invested in Tesla, and have done quite well.
I’m not betting against him.....
You won’t hear that from me. He has done amazing things.
anyone see the story yesterday about how Musk said he wouldn’t take the stupid vaccine because he’s not at risk, and neitehr is his family....and that Bill Gates is a goofball (or something like that)?
Elon shows signs of getting woke in a good way.
And, the article states there is currently no charge to WA.
I am sort of the same way, I always thought Tesla was a fraud shell game that eventually would die out...
But some of the stuff they are doing with SpaceX and now Starlink is really quite remarkable.
Like you I’m not betting against him at this point...
yes yes quite right....goofball was close, but knucklehead is the right answer lol
and of course some government agencies (usually the local ones in red states) are amazing, patriotic, service-oriented and God-fearing
Then there’s the rest of ‘em.....
anytime a company captures incremental revenue on the way to its mission, that’s impressive.....that’s sort of how I see the relationship between internet satellites and mars....
and...most likely...ultimately, that is what the cars in Tesla will turn into.....basically the books on Amazon.....
The Terminator...The system was called Skynet, which was switched on, August 4, 1997, and became self-aware on August 29, 1997.
Off by a few years.... But here we go...
This is the end...
The end my friend.....the end.
Ive got a buddy who is looking to do so, and good Internet service is a major issue. When youve had gigabit speeds, it would be tough moving back to tin cans on the end of a string speeds.
Follow Trump if you want to live.
Service is going to start in North US and Canada, 42 degrees latitude and up. I'm at 38 degrees here in MO. We finally have decent GPS signals out here and cell signals are spotty. All these technologies are promised to be global but then they find out a lot of people in the boonies either don't do tech or can't afford it and that it's not profitable to supply service. I'm paying $50/mth for decent DSL so Starlink is going to have to beat that.
There's a lot of unknown details still like who would I buy the service from? Starlink or our phone company or someone else? Will there be data caps like with satellite internet? Will the signal go to crap when certain clouds are overhead? I used to have that problem with sat TV. They called it high clouds. What happens when the little saucer thing gets covered with snow? What happens when a large bird lands on it? Evidently the satellites themselves only have a 5 year life span. That will affect price big time. They'll have to continually launch new ones, probably a couple times a year.
All of those satellites will have to be tracked by Norad, I am sure. What are the rest of the unintended consequences? There is always a backside to these things that are not thought of until they appear.
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