Curios… is lack of cellular connectivity just in the physical location where the device needs to be on the site or within the general region (i.e. within several miles)? I occasionally have similar connectivity concerns but it’s more at the physical location where the device needs to be located on the site to adequately monitor/sense/control what it needs to monitor/sense/control but somewhere within a 1/2 mile the device will connect just fine. I.e. top of a hill, outside the building, etc. In this case, you could consider Electron + LoRa radio and then a LoRa node to talk back to your Electron. I.e. the Electron is located in a location with improved cellular connectivity on the site but the LoRa device can be in the location on the site with poor cellular reception. The LoRa device can send data/information back to the LoRa + Electron and the Electron sends it up to the cloud. Similar, if you have ISP and internet onsite you could also consider LoRaWAN or other radio technology back to a LoRaWAN gateway. There is something called Lacuna which is I believe LoRaWAN satellite. I don’t know the details though. You’ll have to google search a bit. It won’t work for my use cases as you can only publish data out once or twice per day as the satellite goes overhead so I didn’t bother investigating further. I suspect Lacuna is targeting the low bandwidth/low power IoT applications whereas Starlink is more for true ISP for medium to high bandwidth applications in remote location. With higher bandwidth I suspect comes higher cost and higher power requirements but that’s just my assumption. Per Google
Starlink users currently pay $99 a month for a subscription to the service, which is still in beta, plus $499 for the physical kit
So can make it tough for IoT applications at that price tag. Is power requirements a concern or just connectivity?
Would be interested to hear what you find out and what path you go down.