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#921 LocalMom

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Posted 12 October 2021 - 08:46 PM

Lol no (well, minimal compared to Muskokas, etc.) mosquitos or too hot weather where we go luckily - Tobermory, Ontario.

#922 Redd42

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Posted 12 October 2021 - 09:44 PM

Totally off topic but I have hiked the whole Bruce Trail. Also vacationed in Tobermory once. Took a glass bottom boat tour. Turned out you could see in to the water better by just looking off the side of the boat than looking through the glass on the boat.



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Posted 13 October 2021 - 08:15 PM

Diving capital of Canada, eh! Yah the limestone makes the water very clear … but the recent influx of InstaTourists (looking for *that shot*) has made many of the best attractions only available by booking way ahead.

We go for 3-4 weeks every summer and sometimes over Xmastime.
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#924 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 November 2021 - 04:24 PM

SpaceX’s satellite internet service Starlink is now serving about 140,000 users across 20 countries, up from 100,000 in August. 

 

The company supplied the new user count in a presentation to the FCC this week. SpaceX also notes that over 750,000 users across the globe have placed “orders/deposits” for the satellite broadband system. 

 

 

 

https://www.pcmag.co...es-140000-users


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#925 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 November 2021 - 05:21 AM

So 3 Spacex missions all this week.  Return of a crew (#2) from the ISS, sending another crew up (#3), then today putting up 53 more satellites.

 

 

 

 

 

SpaceX launched 53 Starlink satellites Saturday morning as part of its Starlink Mission from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

 

According to SpaceX, the spacecraft used in the launch is the Falcon 9, the first orbital class rocket capable of reflight. The-two stage rocket has completed a total of 126 launches and 86 landings and is capable of delivering payloads and personnel into space.

 

The Falcon 9’s first stage will land on the Just Read the Instructions droneship in the Atlantic, according to the company’s mission plan.

 

https://www.wfla.com...arlink-mission/

 

 

 

 

 

First stage landed nicely on the drone ship again today.


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#926 On the Level

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Posted 14 November 2021 - 06:35 PM

So if you have Telus, and accepted their repeater, is everything screwed up?



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Posted 15 November 2021 - 08:54 AM

I hate not having full control of my system after the Telus gateway, so I didn't do that, but instead setup my own router with the Telus one set as gateway only/wifi disabled. I'm not familiar with issues with the Telus mesh / repeater setup.



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Posted 15 November 2021 - 11:22 AM

Bell appears to be down.  CFAX web stream cut out as did my Bell cell.

Is CFAX broadcasting on AM right now?


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Posted 02 January 2022 - 07:14 AM

OneWeb launches 36 new satellites; 60% of planned fleet now in space
 

The company said that this represents over 60 per cent of OneWeb’s planned 648 LEO satellite fleet that will deliver high-speed, low-latency global connectivity.

 

 

 

https://www.business...7009-2021-12-28


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#930 tommy

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Posted 02 January 2022 - 11:23 AM

i have a friend who spent about $100 on a P2P dish thing and shares his neighbours fibre internet - 2 for the price of one



#931 LocalMom

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Posted 04 January 2022 - 05:36 PM

StarLink stats from our new install at our cottage

 

To say we are happy would be an understatement. Highly recommend for rural locations without access to fibre/cable/etc. internet.

 

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#932 Mike K.

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Posted 04 January 2022 - 05:55 PM

Wow, look at that!

Can you speak to what it cost you to setup?

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#933 LocalMom

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Posted 04 January 2022 - 08:04 PM

$130ish deposit back in February
$630ish for the actual equipment*

$160ish monthly

*there is high demand so it’s very easy to sell to another

#934 Mike K.

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Posted 04 January 2022 - 08:10 PM

Got it, so for about a $1,000 you can have this up and running.

Are there limitations like having it positioned in one static spot still, and can you disconnect the dish (maintain service, but put the dish away when not at the cabin)?

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#935 LocalMom

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Posted 04 January 2022 - 11:03 PM

Yes it’s got to be at the service address you have it set to in your account (can’t have it on your RV and tootle around).

Yes you can dismantle but you must keep paying the monthly fee (they have yet to setup season rates/setup but promise it’s coming).

A lot of small stratas/cabins in an area are getting it and then sharing out amongst many users too.

It is SO easy to setup it’s ridiculous.

#936 Mike K.

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Posted 05 January 2022 - 08:00 AM

Thank you for the info. This is looking very promising for what I may need it for.

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Posted 05 January 2022 - 09:57 AM

It will really take off when it does become available as a mobile option (e.g. RVs). I believe the supply is starting to catch up with the demand so maybe this year.



#938 Mike K.

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Posted 05 January 2022 - 10:19 AM

Now there are competitors emerging, too. There's a company that just launched a bunch of satellites. Musk has the advantage of having so much beta testing already, but I agree, the service really needs to be mobile for it to make sense for a broader audience.


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#939 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 January 2022 - 10:21 AM

Now there are competitors emerging, too. There's a company that just launched a bunch of satellites. 

 

That company has no plans for serving individual consumers.  Just enterprise-level.

 

 

In March 2021, OneWeb stated its market will be primarily to businesses, governments including defence, phone network operators and clusters of communities, rather than to individual domestic customers which its competitor Starlink primarily targets. The users willing to connect were advised to contact their local telecoms for additional info.

 

https://en.wikipedia...ntended_markets


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#940 Mike K.

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Posted 05 January 2022 - 10:24 AM

Astranis, a company with an alternative approach to providing internet access from satellites, announced a deal that would bring broadband to millions of people in Peru.

“This first satellite, which will go into service in 2023, will light up about about 1,000 cell sites and provide broadband internet to approximately three million people across the country,” Astranis CEO John Gedmark told CNBC.

 

There are going to be many of these popping up.

 

https://www.cnbc.com...ru-by-2023.html


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