Starlink terminals deployed in Ukraine

Karl Auer kauer at
Tue Mar 1 00:29:49 UTC 2022

On Mon, 2022-02-28 at 16:17 -0800, Michael Thomas wrote:
> As a practical matter how does this help? You need to have base 
> stations/dishes, right?

Anyone with a dish and power can connect to the Internet. That's it.

If a dish owner chooses to allow too many people to share their uplink,
then they will run into capacity problems - the Starlink systems are
designed more for households than towns.

There are beefy uplinks, but they are Starlink's, not consumer-owned.
Without them, Starlink would be an isolated network. 

Here in rural Oz I know quite a few people who are early adopters of
Starlink and they have been very happy with it. Of course, as the
network starts supporting millions instead of thousands, that may
change. And I'm guessing the number of beefy uplinks will increase,
though they would I imagine be placed in stable geopolitical areas.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at

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