SpaceX will have to demonstrate Starlink internet's low latency within the next month to qualify for

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  1. NYDutch

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    I do agree that the cost of upgrading the Internet service to better support streaming would certainly be a part of the OTT cost. On the other hand, if the existing service supports streaming as well as the normal use of the service for other purposes, then it should not be included. For instance, I currently have three Internet providers with unlimited data plans that I would still have even if I weren't using them for streaming. Those costs are not included in my OTT budget.
     
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    Could you explain why you do this? I've never considered or heard of anyone doing this.

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  3. P Smith

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    probably running server's farm and hosting many web sites...
     
  4. James Long

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    He's a traveling man ... it is good to have backups.
     
  5. NYDutch

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    James nailed it, Rich... We are full time RV'ers, and multiple carriers insure we have coverage pretty much everywhere we travel. I will add though, that one of our services is a $15/mo Spectrum/TWC grandfathered seniors unlimited plan that we use primarily for monitoring security and temperatures at our upstate NY family cottage, so it's not mobile of course. Our other two services are cell based, a $23/mo grandfathered AT&T unlimited Connected Car unlimited hotspot plan and a $25/mo Visible (Verizon) unlimited talk/text/data plan that we use with a hotspot for data only. As you can see, our total Internet cost is on a par with what many people pay for a single service.
     
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    Thanks. Hadn't considered RVs. I should have looked closer at your avatar.

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    Yep, that's our home in my avatar. But the ground under it changes whenever we feel like it. Well, currently whenever the COVID rules let us anyway... ;)
     
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    If I read this post right, your primary home is the RV? No actual house?

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    Correct... We do share ownership of a small lakeside cottage in the Adirondacks with our two daughters, but we seldom stay in it. We have a full hookup RV site (water, electric, sewer) there for our motorhome that we're using currently due to the Covid travel restrictions and risks. We sometimes stay in the cottage for a few days while we're doing maintenance or interior mods to the motorhome that are easier done without us living in it. The cottage will also be our residence when we eventually reach the "hang up the keys" stage of our lives. We're both in our mid-70's, so that may not be all that far away.
     
  10. TheRatPatrol

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    My parents RV’d for 20+ years during the hot summers here. But my dads health deteriorated so they had to stop. They loved it though.
     
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    My parents bought a few retirement toys including a camper they paid to park at a lake and a used RV (from the estate of a couple killed together in a car accident). Unfortunately they only took one vacation in the RV. Cancer came, slowed them down and took them out 11 years apart. Live every moment you can while you're healthy enough to enjoy it.

    (The retirement toys they did get to enjoy were grandchildren ... and a few great grandchildren. No regrets.)
     
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    It's sad that they didn't get more opportunities to travel with their RV, but I'm glad they at least got to enjoy the grand and great grandkids. One of our regular stops is a state park just a few minutes away from our granddaughter and great granddaughter's home. It's always a fun visit. Our grandson and great grandson live near the NY cottage, so we get to see them a lot as well.
     
  13. P Smith

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    Perhaps now time to travel by Ilon Mask space ships ? Tourist season is coming soon. You could see his Starlink's sats in space near your flight then.
     
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    Sounds like a good way to live. Thanks.

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    One can only wonder...

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