Spacex Gets Greenlight From FCC

The FCC on Thursday officially signed off on SpaceX’s application to provide broadband through a network of more than 4,400 satellites the company plans to launch, John reports. Chairman Ajit Pai circulated the approval order last month, arguing that satellite broadband could help bridge the digital divide in hard-to-reach and rural parts of the country. In final text unveiled today, the FCC concluded that SpaceX’s plan is in the public interest. The approval contains conditions, such as SpaceX coordinating internationally and updating a plan to minimize orbital debris in the event that a satellite is retired or collides with other equipment in orbit. Billionaire businessman Elon Musk founded the company in 2002 and is its CEO.

Source: POLITICO Morning Tech

Let’s hope it works better than the current satellite broadband, which is slow and expensive with data caps.

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