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Where will this facility be sited I wonder, extra dishes on the top of Snaefell? It's geographically pretty central to the British Isles so it would fit in with the stated coverage aims?

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1 minute ago, Non-Believer said:

Where will this facility be sited I wonder, extra dishes on the top of Snaefell? It's geographically pretty central to the British Isles so it would fit in with the stated coverage aims?

Guessing but I would have thought somewhere much closer to descents telecoms infrastructure or an existing data canter.  Sounds like a big job to get to the top of that there huge mountain.

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4 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

Where will this facility be sited I wonder, extra dishes on the top of Snaefell? It's geographically pretty central to the British Isles so it would fit in with the stated coverage aims?

 

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5 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

Where will this facility be sited I wonder, extra dishes on the top of Snaefell? It's geographically pretty central to the British Isles so it would fit in with the stated coverage aims?

Its just jumping on the stuff up Carnane isn't it?

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10 minutes ago, Ramseyboi said:

Guessing but I would have thought somewhere much closer to descents telecoms infrastructure or an existing data canter.  Sounds like a big job to get to the top of that there huge mountain.

Don't worry.  Longworth has promised to drive the tram up there himself.

Given the embarrassing way that Musk fanboys tend to behave at the best of times and the embarrassing way in which the IOMG tends to behave when confronted with anyone remotely resembling a 'celebrity', we're never going to be able to uncurl our toes again, aren't we?

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1 hour ago, Ramseyboi said:

If true then this is great news.  An example of how the island should really be pushing onto the world stage.

Now invite them to use us as a test ground for autonomous vehicles and get the PR machine rolling.

Let's not get carried away. We're talking about a satellite uplink here. These things are typically more or less run remotely.

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1 minute ago, pongo said:

Let's not get get carried away. We're talking about a satellite uplink here. These things are typically more or less run remotely.

Like SES site at Carnane. There may be no real jobs created, but in the future the island may get some crumbs off the table. Remember the island does have a track record in this type of thing, and it’s connections in the Space Communications/Satellites industry.
 

What is worrying though is what Ramseyboi has commented, look at the Nations Propaganda Mouthpiece FB page - it’s mostly negative bolshy Socialist Manxies who think that Elon Musk is moving to the island. He wants to set up a satellite station and he has 2 others in the UK already. He wouldn’t come or want to live here, if anything even if he has a super yacht, I doubt he would still come here. 

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54 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

Where will this facility be sited I wonder, extra dishes on the top of Snaefell? It's geographically pretty central to the British Isles so it would fit in with the stated coverage aims?

I doubt that will happen. With Liverpool losing its UNESCO status, I would think that IOMG would be obsessing about its BIOSPHERE Status. 

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1 minute ago, 2112 said:

Like SES site at Carnane. There may be no real jobs created, but in the future the island may get some crumbs off the table. Remember the island does have a track record in this type of thing, and it’s connections in the Space Communications/Satellites industry.
 

What is worrying though is what Ramseyboi has commented, look at the Nations Propaganda Mouthpiece FB page - it’s mostly negative bolshy Socialist Manxies who think that Elon Musk is moving to the island. He wants to set up a satellite station and he has 2 others in the UK already. He wouldn’t come or want to live here, if anything even if he has a super yacht, I doubt he would still come here. 

He is likely not even aware of this yet the yokals assume he has personally attended a meeting in The Prospect and wants to take over the island.

I appreciate most places are the same, but if looking to put business over here or move here you did a google and came across FB it would put you right off.

To be honest here is the same.  Someone posted in General Chat yesterday or the day before about possibly moving here and the responses were embarrassing 

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