I’m fond of providing internet to as many as possible, but also know that fiber or cable lines are expensive. Starlink is a better solution for people who are in hard-to-reach areas. For whatever reason, when I read about bringing internet to those in Montana, or remote tribal lands, I didn’t expect to see that we’d have to spend an average of $53,000 apiece for the Winnebago Tribe in Nebraska. That’s about 36 years of Starlink, which needs no recurring maintenance, will get better over time, and can be delivered in weeks or months, not years.
Officials doling out billions of dollars for broadband in rural America are struggling to decide when a new hookup costs too much