Communication Island/s

(stephen russell) #1

Seastead Islands devoted to Communications:
Link cables fiber optic to shore & to Seastead Mn Colony Center
Microwave Relay
Celphone towers
Sat telecomm array
on One niche Island but Island can serve these as well

SAR Base
aside being for Mn Communications.

With said Comm Islands one can get Internet over smart phone on cruise liner since signal is stronger vs now.
Or use Internet on ship & avoid ship WiFi?/

Island made from same modules etc as Main Colony Islands.

Island would be unmanned save for Cargo, storage, SAR use.

24/7 Comm worldwide via cable,m satellite & drone too.

Island Users
AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T Mobile, Ayaya, others.

Can be income source to Rent Island out to said Seastead colony.


Why not make it available, instead, on manned positions? An Unmanned piece is an extra expense, but, say I get to do the whole B&B thing, then I should have power and space to add something that would add paid income potential. Not everyone agrees that a seastead is a condo and shopping mall, but an anchored com-buoy is an added expense some may not choose as a part of the whole thing, however I like the concept of fiberoptic hub/distribution and wifi/cellular network access points.


Depends on how big the seastead is. It makes sense having all the equipment relatively centralized for maintenance reasons, but is also balancing all our eggs on a log in the middle of the ocean. If something happens to that island, we lose all of it (not that it’s easy to sink an island, but…)

Also, it could help with some of the radiation issues related to high-voltage equipment. I’ve heard some people have trouble living near high voltage power lines and such, so keeping it a bit away from everything could be beneficial. Obviously not the same thing, but we don’t know for sure.


Not nearly the same. High-tension lines radiate, where shielded supply bundles don’t. Even being uder a cell-tower is less of a problem, since the real power is aimed elsewhere. IIRC, a complete cellular remote center is roughly the size of a 20 ft ISO shipping container. A Fiberoptic junction box should’nt be as large as a neighborhood phone junction box.


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(stephen russell) #7

Other Islands can have Backup Comm arrays if NON lethel to residents in range of arrays IE microwave towers?? & simple UHF VHF radio arrays too.
So It can be split among the other Colony Hubs for Comm so if Comm Island LOST One can still connect
IE even improved WiFi but I read online about LED lights to transmit data vs Wi Fi etc too.
Yes LED lights can carry & transmit data. Must look into for Seasteading.
Comm Island is linked to Main hub by Passageway, bridge to Island or cable junction module IE fiber optic module to other Hab Islands.


I think most services would be wireless, with the main ‘city-net’ on a hub, with fiberoptic, for the best combination of flexibility. Hard-connections would need to be something like the connections at offshore oil facilities. Flexible enough to withstand the shifts of current vs weather, as well as varying wave action.

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(stephen russell) #9

Fiberoptic models for Seasteading:


if know others name them.

Makes sense JL to reuse offshore rigs as Comm nodes to shore alone but then use same rigs for Cargo, offices, labs, docks as well BUT dont need darn rads from comm arrays effecting personnel onboard said rigs.


So, who has the $50 million to make the first one?


ATT, Bell, Sprint, Verizon etc…?


Why would they build that in the middle of the ocean without a massive amount of seastead (read “customers”) already there? For any chance of them building that, a seastead would have to be pretty damn big for it to be worth the investment.

Another problem: They wouldn’t logically build that unless there are many customers and businesses on the seastead for them to get money from, however people and businesses (especially larger ones seeking tax havens) to build on seasteads, we’d have to already have internet and phone/cell service to facilitate those businesses and business transactions. One of those circular problems, methinks.

(stephen russell) #13

Income is dual:
From Seastead & those from shore.


hotels, homes, businesses & from the Seaside

Cruise liners, cargo ships, yachts, & Seasteads.

Id cover a huge area radius.

Tailor made for any size Seastead site.

(Larry G) #14

Again, fiber optic cable isn’t just patched. It is terminated and re-transmitted. It requires transceivers to re-shape the signal and re-transmit it. For any significant bandwidth capabilities, it requires switching equipment that costs millions of dollars. and takes a lot of maintenance and specific power and environmental conditioning.

The patch panels you see in a building’s wiring closet are not long distance capable. Those tiny transceivers on a server, router, or LAN switch will drive a few hundred meters. Not dozens or hundreds of kilometers.

A cell tower is somewhat more feasible for wireless coverage of an area, or being a microwave repeater in a chain of microwave repeaters (which also makes it easy to add a local stub node to the chain), but all of these suffer from line of sight issues when placed at sea level.

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