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Astroboffins may have raged at Elon's emissions staining the sky, but all those satellites will be more boon than bother

doublelayer Silver badge

Re: Junk Facts

I want to know what the author is talking about when they say this:

"If you push the boat out and get a dongle or two, you can send HD TV via a geostationary satellite to half the world at once."

I'm not aware of a free-to-use satellite for massive data upload and broadcast. I can do this with great ease if I buy a satellite internet plan or contract with a television satellite, but that's significantly more expensive and has more technical requirements than a couple of dongles. Where do I get the magic dongles that, without massive dishes, can upload all the way to geostationary orbit? Where is the satellite that apparently is content to let anyone broadcast using it? How much can I use it for my own selfish ends before my bandwidth occupation gets annoying to the provider who is operating it for who knows what reason? If this exists, why hasn't someone used it already to provide internet to areas that desperately need communication such as disaster zones, as apparently all they need is a box full of dongles and there aren't even any bills to pay? Did you just make the example up or are you extrapolating wildly from something else?

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