I’m new here but I’ve been following the forums a bit and I’m really excited about what this could become. Looks like an awesome community, I’m impressed with the concept, and I’m sure the technology is there but up to now marketing hasn’t been 100% clear on what will be available and what it will be capable of doing.
My understanding is that the current plan is to have 2 MB per day automatically download to the lantern via satellite no matter where you are in the world and without having to do anything (it just sits there and receives all the time). Additionally, it looks like a dish of some kind can plug into the lantern and allow for a faster download speed. Is that correct? Will the lantern be able to have a wired connection to a device as well as wifi? Are there plans to have wifi devices like phones be able to directly receive a satellite signal? Between three videos we see a dish concept, the lantern, and something that plugs into a phone so I don’t know what to think of the product lineup. Lastly, if someone could explain the ways the lantern can get data that would help a lot. Can it also receive from ground towers?
Sorry to be so confused but I’ve invested a lot of effort and I’m eager to tell people about this but the technical details have been very unclear. I’m big into tech but unsure of satellite broadcast capabilities. I realize all details aren’t set yet but I think the community could use a solid definition of the planned capabilities and services these devices will offer.