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« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2021, 09:03:15 AM »

Apparently service is now available in the UK. £89 per month for 150 mbps download and 30mbps upload (beta). I guess it is only really necessary is you are rural with cr*p internet.  And there was me thinking this was some altruistic effort to bring the internet to the third world.  


I guess 150mbps could give an internet connection to a 3rd world whole village, with a little infrastructure.

Also, 150 mbps connection in the UK, if you can get is around £40 a month, so 89 isn't too bad. It's the £400 up front equipment cost that's the killer.  That said, in th eUK, we probably should be using UK connections instead of just exporting money to Musk.
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« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2021, 09:33:58 AM »

Apparently service is now available in the UK. £89 per month for 150 mbps download and 30mbps upload (beta). I guess it is only really necessary is you are rural with cr*p internet.  And there was me thinking this was some altruistic effort to bring the internet to the third world.  

The sales pitch - as far as I've seen - has always been that it's going to be more expensive than anywhere that currently has decent service: but that this is for places that don't.
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« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2021, 12:34:41 AM »

You are all forgetting something, Elon Musk started Paypal, which he sold for 1.5 billion to Ebay. He is a money man, just another smooth talking banker.
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« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2021, 07:00:04 AM »

You are all forgetting something, Elon Musk started Paypal, which he sold for 1.5 billion to Ebay. He is a money man, just another smooth talking banker.

He's also a very strange man. And he's someone who genuinely understands the uses of a spectacle, and how to create a good one. And he's a phenomenally talented Chief Engineer at not one but two world-leading companies, SpaceX and Tesla.
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