The cost of sending a satellite into the space has reduced from $50,000/kg to about $2,500/kg, encouraging more and more launches of communication satellites.
Partnering with Viasat, KSAT, and/or all kind of satellite communication companies, the Edge-Based Stations anywhere on LUMN's fiber network may present a good opportunity for LUMN with revenue and profit.
Google, AWS, Microsoft,... can do only CLOUD-Based Ground Stations. However, LUMN has the unparellel advantage with its 2000+ Edge-Compute data centers everywhere in the nation with 5ms latency.
Just spending a few millions to hire some top engineers, then partnering, partnering, and partnering, ... the revenue will come in. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8C-x8gYd2U&feature=youtu.be