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SpaceX seeks OK for a million earth stations

SpaceX has opened a new window into its ambitious plans for a global satellite broadband data network, thanks to an earth-station license application filed with the Federal Communications Commission. The application, filed on behalf of a sister company called SpaceX Services, seeks … Continue reading

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Blue Origin will launch Telesat’s internet satellites

Canada’s biggest satellite operator, Telesat, has signed agreements with Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture and Alphabet’s Loon aerial telecommunications venture to support its future global broadband satellite constellation. Blue Origin has agreed to provide multiple launches on its yet-to-be-built New Glenn rocket to get … Continue reading

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Astranis to provide satellite internet for Alaska

Astranis Space Technologies says it has struck a deal with Alaska’s Pacific Dataport Inc. to provide America’s northernmost state with three times as much satellite data bandwidth as it has today, via its first satellite in geostationary orbit. “It is a firm contract … Continue reading

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Loon strikes deal to beam internet access in Kenya

A week after becoming an independent business under Alphabet’s wing, the venture formerly known as Google’s Project Loon has struck its first commercial deal to provide balloon-powered 4G/LTE internet service to regions of central Kenya starting next year. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Astranis unveils big plan for small internet satellites

Astranis Space Technologies is taking the wraps off a plan to provide internet access to billions of people, using small-sized, low-cost satellites that are lofted into high-flying orbits. The San Francisco-based venture emerged from stealth mode today and reported a $13.5 … Continue reading

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Flap over Russian troll factory hits home

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Agata Burdonova may marvel on LiveJournal over the fact that she lives just a couple of miles from Bill Gates’ house, but I’m marveling more over the fact that I live just a couple of miles from her apartment. … Continue reading

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FCC chief endorses SpaceX’s satellite plan

SpaceX’s plan to beam broadband services to America and the world via its Starlink satellite constellation got a big thumbs-up today from Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Pai’s endorsement isn’t exactly a surprise: The FCC already has … Continue reading

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