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Canadian LEOs challenge SpaceX’s offering, Gov. subsidy

telecom | 05/16/2022 7:04 pm EDT

Players in the low-earth orbit satellite (LEOs) space are casting doubt on  Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) ability to perform in the Canadian market three days after the government announced that it would spend more than $1 million from the Universal...

LEO satellite service pricing still uncertain, conference hears

telecom | 11/30/2020 6:28 pm EST

While much of the conversation about rural broadband in Canada has recently centered on low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites, the business is a very expensive one, with huge capital costs and — depending on the business model of a given company — big subsidies, according to the panellists at a Friday session of the 2020 online edition of the Canada’s Rural and Remote Broadband Conference. Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s Starlink system is meant to focus on direct to consumer service, but the starting costs come with a  more-than $500 price tag for the consumer, panellists said....

LEO projects promise rural, remote broadband in just a few years

telecom | 07/27/2018 3:16 pm EDT

Three years after a number of big companies first announced they would...

Telesat launches satellite said to improve Nunavut internet speeds

telecom | 07/23/2018 2:58 pm EDT

Telesat Holdings Inc. said Monday that the launch of its new Telstar 19...