Tag: internet

SpaceX seeks FCC approval to test satellite communications system in Seattle area

SpaceX has filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission to begin ground testing of a satellite communications system between its facilities in Redmond, Wash., as early as this month. Redmond is the base of operations for SpaceX‚Äôs multibillion-dollar effort to create a 4,425-satellite constellation in low Earth orbit for global broadband internet access and […]

Weird IP networks: Internet via birds and ham radios

If you’re reading this, you have internet access. You probably have it either through a local cable or fibre ISP or through your cell phone provider. We all have one (usually both) of these. Speedy. Reliable (mostly). Boring. What happens when that infrastructure goes down? Maybe the power goes out somewhere along the network. Maybe […]

SpaceX Wants FCC Approval to Launch a Gigantic Satellite Internet Network

An orbiting digital communications array that would eventually consist of 4,425 satellites. Private rocket launch service SpaceX is requesting government approval to operate a massive satellite network that would provide high-speed, global internet coverage, according to newly filed documents with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. The California-based company, owned and operated by technology entrepreneur Elon […]

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