I brought this idea up quite a long time ago here and I think it’d be an an amazing idea, Though initially the first 60 are a bit more of a test of their first round of production satellites. Overall they the total constellation will be around 12,000 satellites in LEO ( Low Earth Orbit ) and have only around 10-15 ms latency. I truly hope Starlink is successful since it’d be the 1st massive constellation able to provide high speed gigabit internet to literally any location in the world.
To add to this and there is some speculation that Starlink may even get into the mobile market with their own phone later down the road. Google is heavily invested into Spacex so I’d see it as very possible Starlink does it’s own phone and then partners with the Google Fi network to sell phones + provide additional wifi to the google fi network. Starlink is projected on the low end once complete to generate around 30 billion dollars a year but that’s conservative, any are looking for them to pull around 40-50 billion. ETN could hugely benefit long term as a payment option.
One key thing is also about them helping countries with poor internet take advantage of Starlink soon as possible and partnering with local ISP’s around the world, thus helping people in the unbanked regions we’re targeting currently get great internet would be such a massive help in those areas in so many ways.
ETN would be such a perfect additional payment method to pay for both services. Over the coming year we’ll learn a whole lot more about Starlink and I cannot wait. I follow all of Elons companies very closely.
We’ve got an exciting future ahead @Nicolas & ty for bringing this subject back up, I’ve admittedly been quite lazy on posting lately. I’ll try to get back positing more frequently, I also created the space thread if you’ve not gone to see that yet though I have neglected that too. Suppose it’s time to resurrect it a bit.