back to article Google Cloud and SpaceX buddy up to fling edgy data and cloud services via Starlink

Google has linked arms with SpaceX to hawk data and cloud services through the Starlink constellation. The deal will result in Starlink ground stations being located within (or probably on top of) Google's data centres and blasting the Chocolate Factory's cloud services out to the edge via Elon Musk's sky-scratching mega …

  1. John Robson Silver badge

    "Starlink is very much the new shiny (unless one likes to stargaze)"

    It's still shiny, but in a field that paints everything (other than the mirrors) matt black...

    1. Chris G Silver badge

      Re: "Starlink is very much the new shiny (unless one likes to stargaze)"

      They are just about to offer it to rural areas in Spain but at €499.00 for the kit and €99,00/m, I don't see many rural Spaniards going for it unless they really need it for business.

      Most people in the hard to reach bits are not that well off.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: "Starlink is very much the new shiny (unless one likes to stargaze)"

        Here, en el campo, we've got FTTP.. but then it's a recent construction.

      2. John Robson Silver badge

        Re: "Starlink is very much the new shiny (unless one likes to stargaze)"

        Quite possibly, but it might be something that a bunch of users club together for - of course rural Spain isn't quite as far from civilisation as some parts of the rural USA (you could argue by several thousand miles)

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