Space X Starlink satellite internet gets CRTC approval

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  1. Boots

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    This makes me so happy.
     
  4. TheOldskoo

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    Should be interesting, that's for sure. This may catalyze a shift in where people choose to live, should they have access to decent lowish latency internet services.

    There's no money in servicing such rural areas for incumbents so this will hopefully be a good thing.
     
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    Cool. One of the wrinkles in our plan to visit NS in November is lack of access to internet where we’ll be staying. About the only thing currently available is something Bell calls “high speed” but looks to be slow as molasses and costs an arm and a leg.

    Im not a Musk fan as a human but this does look cool.

    Side note: I was out for a bike ride a month or so ago and ended up biking by a Space X office - didn’t know they were in Seattle. Was kind of cool. I was actually biking around Redmond which is where Microsoft is HQ’d - massive campus!
     
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  6. Goodson

    internets!

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    This would be game changing for where I live (NWT).
     
  7. Boots

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    Yeah I'd imagine it would be. What's your service like now?
     
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    internets!

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    Town recently got fiber like a month ago, but I'm still rocking my 15mbps DSL connection baby -- with a 300GB cap!
     
  9. Scott

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    Really curious what they'll offer for prices/plans. Might be something I could take camping, maybe get decent wifi for photo backups, etc
     
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    damn lol
     
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    My brother-in-law recently moved from Dawson City to rural NS and complain about how slow their internet is now. lol
     
  12. TheOldskoo

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    This won't help you up there though.
     
  13. Grifter

    Bluh?

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    :wtf:. Dawson City is pretty rural.... How rural in NS did he move?? :lol:
     
  14. HairyAss

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    Dawson City is rural but is at least a town and the second largest town in the Yukon.

    It doesn’t take much to be rural in Nova Scotia without much in the way of internet. My sister-in-law lives on the same lake where we have our cottage and doesn’t have internet at all.
     
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    yeah, don't have to move far out of HRM to get really shitty/no internet
     
  16. David Puddy

    yeah, that's right

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    i said to my wife earlier, i see in about 10 years, the total eradication of schools as a whole. online, virutal classrooms only. If you can get a strong internet connection. no need to live close to anything.
     
  17. RoryTate

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    My goal is a home on a lake in the Laurentians. If I could WFH with reliable high speed internets, I'd be one step closer to my goal.
     
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    Good luck even getting cell coverage in the Laurentians unless that's changed in the last couple of years.
     
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    My wife grew up there. At her parent's place (and at their chalet) there are certain windows you can leave your phone in to get reception.

    Her parents are currently on satellite internet (Xplornet), while better than dialup, sucks ass.
     
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