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The Telecom Digest for Tue, 18 May 2021
Volume 40 : Issue 138 : "text" format
|table of contents|
|Re: The Verge Reviews Starlink Beta|
|The government has a program to cut your Internet bill.
Verizon is using it to force you onto a new data plan.|
|The Verge Reviews Starlink Beta|
Date: Mon, 17 May 2021 16:07:22 +0000
From: Bill Horne <malQRMassimilation@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: The Verge Reviews Starlink Beta
On Sun, May 16, 2021 at 03:00:02PM -0400, Monty Solomon wrote:
> The Verge Reviews Starlink Beta
> Steve Stroh
> A number of people who've followed my two previous articles - Why
> Starlink Will Win Rural Broadband and More on Starlink pointed out an
> article published today on The Verge:
> Starlink review: broadband dreams fall to Earth by Nilay Patel.
> Unfortunately, instead of being a fair and impartial review, I think
> Patel misses two three four major points about Starlink, and missing
> those points tarnishes the review.n
Mr. Stroh's critique includes this comment, and a quote from the
... the article is readable, informative, and at points actually
amusing, such as:
And lastly, if you are a telecom executive or regulator in the
United States, you have no choice but to see Starlink, its
execution, and the unrestrained excitement and hype around it
as a direct indictment of your rhetoric and efforts to properly
connect this country to the internet over the past two decades.
I couldn't agree more: it *is* amusing. The idea that the political
class can continue to sit astride a bottleneck that chokes off any
information that our ruling class doesn't want us to see is both
laughable and sad. It doesn't matter what technology bypasses that
bottleneck, only that it will happen.
(Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly)
Date: Mon, 17 May 2021 16:10:41 +0000 (UTC)
From: Moderator <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: The government has a program to cut your Internet bill.
Verizon is using it to force you onto a new data plan.
By Geoffrey A. Fowler
The government has a new program to help Americans pay their Internet
bills. Unfortunately, companies like Verizon are twisting it into an
opportunity for an upsell.
Date: 16 May 2021 15:00:02 -0400
From: "Monty Solomon" <email@example.com>
Subject: The Verge Reviews Starlink Beta
The Verge Reviews Starlink Beta
A number of people who've followed my two previous articles - Why
Starlink Will Win Rural Broadband and More on Starlink pointed out an
article published today on The Verge:
Starlink review: broadband dreams fall to Earth by Nilay Patel.
Unfortunately, instead of being a fair and impartial review, I think
Patel misses two three four major points about Starlink, and missing
those points tarnishes the review.n
End of telecom Digest Tue, 18 May 2021