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Google's $1 billion satellite plan: the beginning of the Google carrier network?

0. phoneArena posted on 05 Jun 2014, 15:16

On Monday, there was a bit of news that we put off to the side, because it needed a bit more thought, and also because we feared that it would get lost in the tsunami of iOS 8 coverage. The Wall Street Journal reported that Google was planning to spend $1 billion on an array of Internet satellites that would bring connectivity to more remote areas of the globe. This could potentially be pretty huge...

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posted on 05 Jun 2014, 15:20 14

1. james1 (Posts: 97; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

Google has more than enough resources to start a mobile company, I think they should despite those who fear privacy invasion. Google will be a strong competitor and everyone knows competition is always good for the customers.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 15:31 3

6. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

I guess Google should keep up good work in this work.... It's really good and will be affordable.

Google we all with u, just bring it on. We want your internet and carrier soon.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 15:51 8

8. Sauce (unregistered)

IDGAF who the hell starts or has a mobile network. As long as it is reliably fast and cheaper than the competition, thats all the matters in my eyes.

If Google does do this, they should realize that they'll take a boat load of customers from all carriers if they supply great connectivity and speed at a low price. Todays mobile industry and their "plans" are a complete scam and is highway robbery.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 15:22 4

2. wilsong17 (unregistered)

Sweet keep it up Google show the innovation

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 15:28 1

3. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

It's hard to believe how one company can get so big.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 18:54 1

22. kryme (Posts: 382; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)

soon i dont think we can call google just a company....

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 15:29

4. galanoth (Posts: 426; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)

Satellite internet has too much latency though right?

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 16:19 10

13. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)

That's why Google is planning the satellites to be small and orbit much lower than most satellites. Doing that could bring latency down to about 150ms.

Aaand, all of that info should have been in the article. Off to edit!

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 20:44

25. MAXXtreme007 (Posts: 22; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

Once again, an informative, well written, and balanced article. You are a superb and phenomenal writer Michael! I always love reading your articles regardless of the topic because I know they will be great!

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 15:30 8

5. Ninetysix (Posts: 2642; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

Skynet incoming....

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 18:20

20. bucky (Posts: 3113; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

That exactly what I was thinking.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 23:53

23. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

Will go well with Softbank's Cylon robots...

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 15:35 5

7. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

I would switch to Google's carrier instantly. Bring it on!

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 16:02 2

9. 12Danny123 (Posts: 87; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)

I doubt it'll go through since Google is under HEAVY antitrust issues right now.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 16:17

12. wilsong17 (unregistered)

Source or are you talking bs

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 16:19 2

15. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Antitrust issues are in the US and Europe, these satellites wouldn't go anywhere near those regions.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 16:08 4

10. mobi_user (Posts: 152; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)

This is just another step in evolution of Skynet.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 16:16 3

11. jibraihimi (Posts: 769; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

Another great article by Michael H...........

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 17:50

19. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I would like to also know is Michael Heller American?

The rest of the editors are foreign American with non American ascent!

I believe Alan F is American?

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 16:19 1

14. dontneedtoknow (Posts: 158; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)

I think goggle is like really innovative company like self ddriving cars, Google glass and trying to get Internet everywhere even with that Ballon that hit power lines in Washington. With that being said, I hope they don't turn too much of a big company that it will be hard for little companies to compete.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 17:43

18. wilsong17 (unregistered)

What are you talking about are you afraid they become too good people choose the best and cheap services

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 16:43 1

16. HTCOE (Posts: 635; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)

it's actually for their maps and satellite radio project

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 16:53 1

17. Edward_bly (Posts: 278; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)

If they do, I'm joining Google!

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 18:43 1

21. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

Big brother going into full effect. They already tracking everything you do!

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 23:55 1

24. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

You know why?


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