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Elon Musk‘s Starlink sets up shop on the Isle of Man


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3 minutes ago, The Voice of Reason said:

I don’t know anything about this stuff so I’d be grateful if someone could explain how this application/investment will jump start the economy ( assuming a jump start is necessary)

Will it create jobs? will it result in massively increased tax revenue?

All answers gratefully received

The Licencing and Administration Fees charged will recoup a tiny percentage of the salaries and pension costs of those concerned in DfE and the Government.

We can be grateful for that. 

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8 minutes ago, The Voice of Reason said:

I don’t know anything about this stuff so I’d be grateful if someone could explain how this application/investment will jump start the economy ( assuming a jump start is necessary)

Will it create jobs? will it result in massively increased tax revenue?

All answers gratefully received

You may have noticed we have developed a public sector that has grown a great sense of entitlement. 

The economy on the island is unsustainable so any interventions from someone with a business acumen like Musk is to be welcomed.

As to how great the benefit will be, well that depends how well we sell the island as a place to do business.

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1 minute ago, AlanShimmin said:

You may have noticed we have developed a public sector that has grown a great sense of entitlement. 

The economy on the island is unsustainable so any interventions from someone with a business acumen ike Musk is to be welcomed.

Thank you, but you haven’t answered my question.

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10 minutes ago, The Voice of Reason said:

I don’t know anything about this stuff so I’d be grateful if someone could explain how this application/investment will jump start the economy ( assuming a jump start is necessary)

Will it create jobs? will it result in massively increased tax revenue?

All answers gratefully received

Possibly lots of photo opportunities for the usual suspects.

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30 minutes ago, The Voice of Reason said:

I don’t know anything about this stuff so I’d be grateful if someone could explain how this application/investment will jump start the economy ( assuming a jump start is necessary)

Will it create jobs? will it result in massively increased tax revenue?

All answers gratefully received

I don't think it will.  Once the ground station goes online then a local telecoms company will look after the equipment via a maintenence contract.  The only thing this will do is probably draw customers away from the likes of Sure and MT, especially if fibre is still some years away.

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9 hours ago, AcousticallyChallenged said:

They'll have installed their own transmitters/receivers.

You just need a spot with some fibre-optic cable, electricity and as broad a view of the sky as possible.

There's a picture on MR comments that looks to be the antenna. They look to be the same setup as Starlink ground stations elsewhere.

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That's just the eggs. Wait until they hatch!

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  Musk ,Spacex and SES have been working together for some time  and developed the re usable launch vehicle  which has considerably reduced satellite  and space station launch costs ,amongst other things ,  there is every reason to  believe they will capitalise on the presence of SES and its Isle of Man company ,its just a couple of years ago Tesla wanted to provide course cars for the TT races , and Musk himself was due to visit the Island with a group of VIP's from SES , Musk also has a mutual    friend living in Santon ,who has also been into space ,  so providing the usual lunatic  fringe don"t make too many unwelcome waves ,  we could be seeing the birth of a new type of business for the Isle of Man 

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4 hours ago, AlanShimmin said:

Absolute bollocks. What do you want, communism?.

We actively need some true industrialists to jump start the economy. If not then we're truly fucked.

We don’t need people like Musk. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-03-13/when-elon-musk-tried-to-destroy-tesla-whistleblower-martin-tripp
 

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10 hours ago, Omobono said:

  Musk ,Spacex and SES have been working together for some time  and developed the re usable launch vehicle  which has considerably reduced satellite  and space station launch costs ,amongst other things ,  there is every reason to  believe they will capitalise on the presence of SES and its Isle of Man company ,its just a couple of years ago Tesla wanted to provide course cars for the TT races , and Musk himself was due to visit the Island with a group of VIP's from SES , Musk also has a mutual    friend living in Santon ,who has also been into space ,  so providing the usual lunatic  fringe don"t make too many unwelcome waves ,  we could be seeing the birth of a new type of business for the Isle of Man 

And the tangible benefits for the Island will be what?

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2 minutes ago, Andy Onchan said:

And the tangible benefits for the Island will be what?

 

Unquantifiable and therefore intangible.

 

 

Eddie.

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2 hours ago, AlanShimmin said:

Sadly we do. How else are we going to keep funding your Council and it's grandiose plans? 

 

For the record Tripp was a dick.

It will line the pockets of a favoured few, very few.

All this smoke blowing really is quite pathetic.

Meanwhile, we have a crumbling infrastructure due to lack of maintenance, a health service that can't even run an emergency dental service, projects that are a million miles away from being completed on time and on budget etc etc etc.

And, the money is not his.

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13 hours ago, AlanShimmin said:

how well we sell the island as a place to do business

Set-time, thrice (weekdays )daily air service to London might be a start.  At present the Rock is still pretty much in 'Alacatraz' mode.

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1 hour ago, Andy Onchan said:

And the tangible benefits for the Island will be what?

Anything that contributes anything to the coffers has to be encouraged unless you want the Rock to rapidly transform itself into a peat-bog in the middle of the Irish Sea.

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