Amazon Plans to Launch 3,000 Satellites as New Space Race Heats up
Seattle company joins a host of players seeking to provide internet service from space
E-commerce giant Amazon is joining the race to build a space-based internet powered by satellites. The company confirmed a plan, dubbed Project Kuiper, to launch a network of some 3,000 small satellites into low Earth orbit (LEO) to provide high-speed broadband internet service globally, according to reports in Reuters and CNBC based on federal filings….
Boeing Is Back in the Race to Build a Space-Based Internet
Company is one of nearly a dozen vying to offer internet service from space
Despite industry reports last year that Boeing Co.s plan to build a space-based, satellite-powered internet was stalled, it appears the plan is back in orbit. Boeing spokesman Jerry Drelling told Seattle Business magazine that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has placed the Boeing application for authority to launch and operate 147 satellites into the public…
Washington Leads State-Level Fight To Protect Net Neutrality
A day before the FCC voted to undo net neutrality rules, Gov. Jay Inslee and state leaders announced a plan to "preserve an open internet and protect Washington consumers." Now, Bob Ferguson is announcing plans to file suit challenging the decision.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and other state legislators and business leaders announced that Washington would seek to preserve an open internet on the state level if the Federal Communications Commission votes to undo the nations net neutrality rules. This would make Washington state the first in the nation to pursue a…