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Levelman123 t1_j1wzo5d wrote

A single starlink terminal can provide dozens or more with internet. pretty dang good internet. If anything comes of this it will be philanthropists providing terminals to the effected is most likely where this leads is my guess.


Exocet6951 t1_j1yhrtg wrote

Ah yes, the famously philanthropic actionof having a government pay for your terminals (with their prices massively jacked up) with the most expensive plan possible, then complaining about the expenses and threatening to cut off access to users in a warzone just to siphon off more aid for your terminals, which have an artificially bloated price and plan.

Philanthropy is when war profiteering meets extorsion, according to Musk fans.


cryptothrow2 t1_j1zee8k wrote

I'm sorry to surprise you with this, but businesses and Governments don't pay residential rates for Telecoms.. especially when they resell via 4G towers.

For example NBN sat in Australia is 200GB for $90 for consumers. For businesses it's $8k for 1TB.

Similarly Viasat is $250 for 250GB but $10k per month for mobile service (cheapest uncapped plan)

Ukraine used to use Viasat at $10k per month. If you think more than 50% off isn't a good deal, find Ukraine something better


Exocet6951 t1_j2057e8 wrote

Sorry to surprise you, but if you bump up your prices by two folds, then force your highest rates to siphon government aid as much as possible, you're war profiteering.

When you threaten to cut service in the middle of a war zone, to get even more of that aid, then you're extorting.

Shill all you want, it won't change the fact that Musk bumped up terminal prices to profit from the war, then extorted Ukraine to get even more money, all while trying to spin his actions as philanthropy.

He is scum, through and through.