FCC approves SpaceX’s plans to fly internet-beaming satellites in a lower orbit

FCC approves SpaceX’s plans to fly internet-beaming satellites in a lower orbit

The Federal Communications Commission has approved SpaceX’s request to fly 1584 of its future internet-beaming satellites at an orbit that is half of what was originally planned. SpaceX argues that this lower orbit will have lower latency in signal cutting transmission time to just 15 milliseconds while using 16 fewer satellites but possibly causing interference with other networks.

Paul C
Paul C 1 year

If this finally gives me a way to ditch Comcast I am all for it! One terabyte data cap is ridiculous.

Rhonda 1 year

The same FCC that wants to end net Neutrality? There's something else going on here...

Aidan Cael
Aidan Cael 1 year

...so? Is this spouse to improve the life if third world hovles or make sure over privileged 1st world people can live stream face book when there kidnapped in Itan in an bike your across the owcduk Arab world? Or a global power bid to censor the internet by controlling our access to it?

James Smith
James Smith 1 year

alright! finally there may be competition for internet and streaming services

Chris Cahill
Chris Cahill 1 year

Why do I have the thought of this is how skynet is born.

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 1 year

Well done Space X! It's nice to see the market lending out a helping hand.

Randy Rand
Randy Rand 1 year

This is terrible news. Cancer rates going to skyrocket and IQ levels will plummet. Oh and sperm. Punts will plummet even faster than they already are. See the movie “children of men” for a glimpse of our future sheeple.

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 1 year

Next... SpaceX 'Rods from God'... coming to a battlefield near you.

michael zubas
michael zubas 1 year

Spaces is licking so much proverbial ads.

Steve Scotts
Steve Scotts 1 year

to have them fall on our heads.

Hugo Stiglitz
Hugo Stiglitz 1 year

Are we still believing everything Muskwit says?

Randy Whaley
Randy Whaley 1 year

Didn't Cyberdyne Systems get the memo about this? :-)

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