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Google will be investing in a satellite broadband venture consisting of 360 LEO satellites.

 

http://tmfassociates.com/blog/2014/05/29/googles-space-odyssey/

 

Harbinger is about to sue the federal government re: Lightsquared spectrum:

 

http://tmfassociates.com/blog/2014/05/29/mutually-assured-destruction/

 

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Had the opportunity to play with an Iridium Go a few weeks ago, and while the speeds are glacial it's still pretty amazing to be in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico on a sailboat and check your email or text message someone at home. I'm fascinated with modern sat networks but with the entry cost so high it means there is little interest with many people outside of the wealthy and industrious. 

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Had the opportunity to play with an Iridium Go a few weeks ago, and while the speeds are glacial it's still pretty amazing to be in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico on a sailboat and check your email or text message someone at home. I'm fascinated with modern sat networks but with the entry cost so high it means there is little interest with many people outside of the wealthy and industrious. 

Each satellite will be smaller and much cheaper to construct and deploy.

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