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Embrace change or face extinction

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I have bid farewell to my antiquated internet service, happily transitioning to Starlink. The seamless plug-and-play experience, coupled with its sleek wireless architecture, appeals to my appreciation for minimalism.

Interestingly, upon terminating my previous internet provider, I was left with the directive to dispose of its accessories independently. A lack of a recycling program left me perplexed. Upon inquiry, the response was a simple, “Wala, Sir.”

Now, I find myself in a quandary on how to responsibly handle its disposal.

Starlink, the brainchild of technological visionary Elon Musk, stands as a satellite internet constellation provider. His ambitious objective is to furnish high-speed, reliable, low-latency internet access globally, liberating users from the constraints of traditional ground-based infrastructures.

No longer must one endure the challenges of deploying fiber-optic cables and cell towers in remote areas. The prospect of having internet service anywhere is truly revolutionary.

The constellation currently boasts around 5,000 links in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), communicating with user-specific phased-array dishes designed to track and communicate with overhead satellites.

More links are continually being deployed, with Starlink’s luminous chain of lights occasionally gracing the Dumaguete City night sky.

As a satisfied customer, I am optimistic about the technological evolution of our society. A noteworthy development, as of my last knowledge update, is Starlink’s exploration of partnerships with telecommunication giants like T-Mobile and Apple’s iPhone.

This strategic move aims to shift reliance from ground-based cell towers, known for their spottiness and unreliability, providing users with robust connectivity wherever they may be.  What about full bar phone signals anywhere?  Ain’t that cool?

Acknowledging that traditional telecommunication providers will persist temporarily, catering to those unable to afford Starlink’s one-time investment (P20K plus for accessories), and (P2K plus) monthly subscription fee, seems reasonable.

However, their fate, akin to other institutional providers, inevitably hinges on their ability to adapt—evolve or face extinction.

Above all, my elation stems from the newfound freedom to design my new abode way out in the boondocks, empowered by wireless, reliable, and competitively-priced internet service.

It’s a testament to the transformative power of embracing change in our ever-evolving technological landscape.

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