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Starlink’s speed tests may look impressive, but experts say SpaceX’s satellite-internet project is unlikely to win any federal subsidies

Starlink, SpaceX’s growing network of internet-beaming satellites, is undergoing a private beta test. In mid-August, Starlink performance results from an internet-connection-testing website began appearing on Reddit. The results impressed some users who lack access to affordable high-speed broadband internet. But telecommunications-industry experts see potential issues for Starlink in the testing […]
Starlink’s speed tests may look impressive, but experts say SpaceX’s satellite-internet project is unlikely to win any federal subsidies
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The family of West Virginia’s billionaire governor maxed out a $125,000 taxpayer subsidy meant to help farmers hurt by Trump’s trade war

The family of billionaire West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice benefited and maxed out a taxpayer-funded subsidy aimed at softening the economic blow for farmers hurt by President Donald Trump’s ongoing trade war with China. The Associated Press reported that records show that Justice Farms of North Carolina, owned by Justice’s […]
The family of West Virginia’s billionaire governor maxed out a $125,000 taxpayer subsidy meant to help farmers hurt by Trump’s trade war
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ECONOMIST: Ban Of High-Seas Fishing Saves $US2 Per Person On The Planet

Fishing the high seas is a losing investment, an economist told political leaders, corporate kings and environmental warriors Wednesday, backing calls for protecting the open seas. McKinsey & Company director Martin Stuchtey subtracted politics from the equation and laid out numbers showing that a ban on high seas fishing would […]
ECONOMIST: Ban Of High-Seas Fishing Saves $US2 Per Person On The Planet
Lifestyle

Norway Gives Every Electric Car Owner $8,200 Per Year In Subsidies

[credit provider=”Flickr/Jämtkraft” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamtkraft/5610074554/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] With electric cars taking up 3 per cent of the market for new car sales in in a country of only five million people, Norway is one of the most electric car-friendly countries on the planet.Geographically small enough to minimize range concerns and with huge financial incentives […]
Norway Gives Every Electric Car Owner $8,200 Per Year In Subsidies
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White House Gave $1 Million To Battery Maker A123 The Day It Filed For Bankruptcy

[credit provider=”Courtesy of Fisker”] WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – The Obama administration provided struggling battery maker A123 Systems Inc with nearly $1 million on the day it filed for bankruptcy, the company told lawmakers investigating its government grant.The company, which makes lithium ion batteries for electric cars, filed for Chapter […]
White House Gave $1 Million To Battery Maker A123 The Day It Filed For Bankruptcy
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Why iPhone Subsidies Are Unsustainable And Carriers Will Be Forced To Cut Them

[credit provider=”Arlette/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/arlette/4595726271/”] In my previous article, we established that the iPhone’s market share is heavily dependent on carrier subsidies.Now let’s take a look how iPhone subsidies affect carriers and the potential impact this could have on Apple.
Why iPhone Subsidies Are Unsustainable And Carriers Will Be Forced To Cut Them