"Google delivers internet to poor parts of the world" is the headline in a thousand newspapers. Almost none will run "Google fails to deliver internet that it promised millions of poor people."
But we've been to this rodeo before. Google promised free WiFi to poor neighborhoods in Chicago a decade ago, then backed out when it found out that was hard.
So just a reminder that Google Brain started out as an X project, and by all accounts, it has created enormous financial value for Google.
Which means Elon Musk SpaceX killed our business :)
That is enough to tell you that Loon didn't close shop because of starlink.
It is stated in the article that mobile phones became ubiquitous that telecom companies can justify the cost of setting up base stations because they can now connect thousands of people per location.
That has nothing to do with starlink.