One Small Step for a Modem
Google to Provide Satellite Internet for World
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  • Corlyss

    “Is this the future of communications?”
    That depends on whether Google interferes with the lock the high-speed internet providers who will have to carry the signal have on the market now. Nobody in America gets cheap broadband like they have in Europe all because Michael Powell was a crony appt. to the FCC and didn’t understand jack about the subject he was supposed to regulate.

    • f1b0nacc1

      Actually I get superb, cheap, high-speed broadband….Google Fiber

      • Corlyss

        Showoff! Google’s in Provo and looking to expand in Utah. I’m not moving any further south just to get cheap internet. It’s already too warm for me here.

        • f1b0nacc1

          I lucked out. Moved to KC in 2008, and Fiber came to me. 1 Gb up/downloads for $70! I am loving life…

          • Corlyss

            Stop already! Or I’ll tell you that Europeans get high-speed internet for $8 . . . .

          • f1b0nacc1

            Often they do, but rarely symmetrical gigabit… There was an interesting piece in Ars Technica a few weeks back in which they compared internet connectivity around the world, and I was very, very pleased about how mine compared.
            Now, the weather in KC on the other hand….

  • Boritz

    “Businesses like Google are not only more capable of providing in-demand
    services than the government; they are also far better at creating new
    services, some of which consumers currently can hardly imagine”

    This probably doesn’t matter. Based on the experience with ACA a majority of people can be expected to be reluctant to go back to a pre-government-broadband-initiative situation no matter how badly the government program works.

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