Critics take aim at big tech’s satellite constellations

Hi everyone,

I came across this article about how big tech’s next communications tug-of-war is happening at an extraterrestrial level: https://www.geekwire.com/2021/critics-take-aim-spacex-starlink-amazon-kuiper-satellite-constellations/

I’m not clued into this subject enough to offer expert insights, but to me, it seems like big tech’s new race for satellite communications dominance could take our discussions about communications conglomerates’ antitrust concerns from a largely national (e.g., Shaw/Rogers, Disney/ESPN) scale to a truly global one. From what I understand, the market for residential satellite internet is still relatively limited.

If you’re curious, early reviews of Starlink are starting to come in, and they’ve been quite positive so far. Here are some impressions from a cybersecurity expert: https://www.inverse.com/innovation/spacex-starlink-beta-impressions

Have a great weekend!

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