A look at SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet initiative

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Access to the internet is essentially a requirement for all gerbils. Most of us here on TR get our home internet delivered via a wired connection. Usually, that means copper in the form of cable or DSL. Others are fortunate enough to have the option of fiber. For those not using a wire, some may choose to use a cellular connection, while a small percentage might take advantage of fixed wireless to exchange bits. Each option comes with their own plusses and minuses both technical and economic. Very few, however, would make the choice of going with a satellite-based ISP—unless that is their only option. SpaceX is looking to change that with Starlink, and it all starts now.

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