Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation

Will Starlink help magnify global inequality?
Will Starlink help magnify global inequality? 21 November 2023 Steve Song

The two main direct-to-consumer LEO satellite constellations, Starlink and Project Kuiper, are funded by the second and third wealthiest persons on the planet and represent global capitalism's end game. In the second of his two-part series, the author explains how they may not be viable and are certainly exclusionary, extractivist and technological colonialism at its worst.

Starlink and inequality
Starlink and inequality 21 November 2023 Steve Song

Who can say no to a project that promises internet access for everyone? Starlink, a global Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation, has dominated the news with its service availability in several African countries. In the first of a two-part series, the author examines the business model of retail LEO constellations and asks if we might actually be better off without them.

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