EU governments, fixated on a LEO satellite constellation, ignore the current commercial market

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The European Commission and the European Space Agency (ESA), both pushing for a multibillion-euro European Union constellation of broadband satellites, continue to treat today’s geostationary-orbit satellite broadband offers as if they did not exist.

They have also seen fit to look past the difficult business case that any global low-orbit broadband constellation must confront.

No one should be surprised that evidence is now coming in that SpaceX Starlink’s per-subscriber throughput is suffering in some areas as . . .

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