Satellite Broadband

SATELLITE OF (BROADBAND) LOVE - The House Rural Broadband Caucus is looking to the stars this week, with plans to hold a briefing Thursday afternoon for other Hill offices "on how satellite Internet service is helping to bridge the digital divide." The briefing will include speakers from Elon Musk's SpaceX as well as Echostar, OneWeb, … Continue reading Satellite Broadband


New Space Tools for Economic Development.

Below is an email from Planet, formally Planet Lab, offering access to a global database of images providing the broadband user a new set of tools for exploring the planet and creating new ideas for analysis and possible business applications. Hi Russell, Planet has about 500 images for every given location on Earth’s landmass – … Continue reading New Space Tools for Economic Development.

The Rural Broadband Space Connection

By Russ With the Trump budget following the private sector push into space by Space X, Blue Horizon, Virgin Galactic, and the traditional aerospace giants, the media is beginning to pay more attention to SPACE. POLITICO has launched a weekly space focused newsletter and Inverse a weekly podcast: WELCOME TO POLITICO SPACE, our new weekly … Continue reading The Rural Broadband Space Connection

The Moon Is Getting a 4G Connection Before Some Rural CA Communities

Talk about remote and a little more than rural Vodafone and Nokia are installing 4G on the moon for space science. The moon will have broadband before some of California's rural communities. It’s one thing being at the back of the queue for fast broadband – it’s quite another to see the moon pushing in … Continue reading The Moon Is Getting a 4G Connection Before Some Rural CA Communities

LA Times: Challenges for Space-based Broadband

The LA Times covers the technical and economic challenges of a space-based web. Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp., Greg Wyler's OneWeb, Boeing and Canada's Telesat are among the companies that have asked the Federal Communications Commission for permission to offer broadband service using satellites. But Rusch said the technical challenges are daunting. Low-earth orbit systems … Continue reading LA Times: Challenges for Space-based Broadband

Starlink Satellite Update #2

Experts are not as enthusiastic about Elon Musk's network of broadband satellites as he is. Medium has some insight “Nothing has changed except the level of hysteria and the level of unrealistic expectations,” Roger Rusch, president of the TelAstra Inc. consultancy in Palos Verdes, California, told Bloomberg. The bleak history of projects like these and … Continue reading Starlink Satellite Update #2

StarLink Satellite Update

Elon Musk claims SpaceX’s Starlink internet satellite service will be IP-less Musk’s IP-less satellite Starlink service could change how we use the internet forever. Starlink, a massive satellite-based broadband internet service set to enter orbit in the near future, is said to be completely IP-less. At least, that’s what its creator and SpaceX founder Elon … Continue reading StarLink Satellite Update