Why $170 Million Is Not Enough for SpaceX Starlink

Why $170 Million Is Not Enough for SpaceX Starlink
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SpaceX Starlink is slowing down -- and this time, I'm not just talking about connection speeds. When Starlink opened up to "beta" subscribers in October 2020, Elon Musk's aggressive plan to bring broadband internet service to every person on Earth began with a rush, racking up 10,000 subscribers in its first three months. At first, adoption was quick, as Starlink racked up rural customers fleeing underpowered, overpriced internet service.

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