The FCC awarded almost $900M of assigned RDOF funds to SpaceX™ with a commitment to connect 640,000 locations across the U.S. with its Starlink™ satellite broadband technology. The sample analysis conducted by Cartesian, based upon current publicly available information, estimates that Starlink would face a capacity shortfall by 2028 and over 56% of Starlink’s RDOF subscribers would not be fully served. Through this analysis, the Cartesian paper provides a roadmap for the FCC to evaluate more information as it becomes available and to verify ultimately whether the network will in fact perform as promised in the RDOF auction.

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