PhD Candidate Ashleigh Weeden shares concerns about Starlink on CTV’s Your Morning

Posted on Thursday, May 6th, 2021

Ashleigh Weeden (PhD Candidate, Rural Studies) spot to CTV’s Your Morning about why StarLink is not the ideal solution to the lack of affordable, reliable broadband internet in rural Canada. During the May 5th program, Ashleigh discussed various concerns about StarLink, including cost, foreign ownership, and the proliferation of space junk. To counter these concerns, Ashleigh advocated for better broadband policy through stronger public oversight, nationalized ownership, and emphasizing broadband as a critical public good.

The video clip can be viewed on YouTube entitled  "Starlink Pros and Cons".

Ashleigh Weeden is a member of the Libro Professorship in Regional Economic Development lab in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, led by Dr. Ryan Gibson.

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