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Iridium profits up

Rising from the dead. The satellite phone company Iridium, once bankrupt, reports strong growth in sales and subscribers.

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Now available in hardback and paperback as well as ebook!

 

From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

 
Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
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3 comments

  • Kelly Starks

    Still have trouble seeing how they can keep and upgrade a multi-billion $ fleet of sats, on subscriber revenuews of under $100M a year.

    Must be getting a big grant from the mil.

    Frankly, if I was a deepwater boater or middle of nowhere hiker – these would be a must have!

  • John H

    I strongly considered renting a sat phone for a caving expedition to Mexico last year but found it to be cost prohibitive. Much to my surprise we had cell reception at our camp which was about a 6 hour 4WD drive from the nearest town! With ever expanding cell coverage I would imagine the consumer demand for sat phones would be in decline. As Kelly said it must be a military order.

  • Kelly Starks

    > With ever expanding cell coverage I would imagine the consumer demand for sat phones would be in decline.<

    Iridium (and other sat networks) origionally hoped to get to the market before the continents were wired with fiber adn cell towers, but weer sandbagged by regulations. I often wonder how the world would be with a global phone and internet networks? Course I suppose you'ld still need back up cells in downtowns.

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