So if you're in rural Africa you might be able to get free whatever from a Facebook satellite, but there will be a lot of latency so things like VoIP or gaming might not work very well. Facebook will also no doubt impose all sorts of restrictions and make use of its system compulsory via lock-in methods (log into the internet with Facebook! Pay your ISP bill via Facebook!).

Mesh will be higher cost, but if you want more bandwidth and less latency, and also less lock-in then it will have an advantage. The user experience of mesh could be significantly better than Facebook satellite.

@bob I’d also like to add that folks eagerly awaiting SpaceX’s satellite constellation should also be weary of Yet Another Power Player, as that too is a private entity not beholden to the community it serves

We should be cautious of most concentrations of public services in the hands of opaque entities

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