High-speed internet from space

Discussion in 'Computer Science & Culture' started by Plazma Inferno!, Feb 11, 2016.

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    US-based satellite company ViaSat is teaming up with Boeing to create and deliver three new satellites that will deliver high-speed internet to remote areas around the world. Each satellite will carry with it a total network capacity of 1 Tbps, about triple what ViaSat-2 is capable of. That will allow ViaSat to deliver 100 Mbps service to remote residential properties in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The company claims that work is already underway on the first two satellites, and that Boeing is already preparing them for launches by the end of 2019.


    A month ago, Elon Musk unveiled his own plan to build a global internet network via satellites, expecting a gigabit level access and 20/30ms latency, everywhere on earth. Talk starts around 2m43s:


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