First Contact, The Borg, and Time Travel.
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Join Date: Jun 2012
08-16-2012, 05:20 PM
The reactivated drones in Enterprise had to use the equipment available to them to send the message to the collective, since they didn't have the time, resources and possibly even knowledge to build anything better. The Borg likely don't use the same system for communication as Starfleet and most Alpha/Beta quadrant races, at least when it comes to distance. Their interplexing beacons for example presumably allows for much faster communication, but how much data can be sent at a time is unknown. Given that they call it a beacon rather than a transmitter, I'd say it would be very limited, but cubes probably carry something more sophisticated than a makeshift beacon as well. They might use standard subspace communications in Borg territory, and interplexing beacons/transmitters for long distance burst transmissions. Either way, it's an infrastructure issue for them.