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Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/13/2021
Kuiper Systems, Amazon's budding satellite broadband unit, shot back at SpaceX this week, telling the FCC that its objection to SpaceX's revised plans for its Starlink service has nothing to do with curtailing competition and everything to do about ensuring that Elon Musk's company simply follows the agency's rules.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/8/2021
OneWeb has secured a key customer for its emerging low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite broadband platform, announcing Wednesday that AT&T will use it to provide satellite-based connectivity to business customers in remote parts of the US.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/3/2021
Amazon's Kuiper Systems subsidiary and SpaceX are squaring off at the FCC over SpaceX's plans for a "Gen2" system that envisions a massive constellation of heavier, but more powerful low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites that can be delivered into orbit via SpaceX's new heavy-duty Starship rocket.
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Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 8/26/2021
On this episode of The Divide, we hear from Jennifer Alvarez, co-founder and CEO at Aurora Insight, a company that measures the availability of spectrum and wireless networks in the rural US and abroad; as well as David Hartshorn, CEO of Geeks Without Frontiers, a nonprofit organization working to address the digital divide globally.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/24/2021
Starlink, SpaceX's low Earth-orbit (LEO) satellite broadband service, has reached a deployment milestone with word this week that the company has shipped 100,000 Starlink terminals.
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Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/20/2021
SpaceX is pushing ahead with a next-generation of Starlink broadband satellites that will be a bit heavier but more powerful than the first-gen satellites that are in orbit now.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/18/2021
SES hooked up with manufacturing partner Boeing on Tuesday for the formal unveiling of O3b mPower, a next-gen, global connectivity platform that will ultimately comprise a constellation of 11 high-capacity medium Earth-orbit (MEO) satellites.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/9/2021
Viasat posted record fiscal Q1 revenues of $665 million, up 25% year-over-year, as elements of its business, including in-flight connectivity (IFC), showed more signs of recovering from the earlier phases of the pandemic.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/5/2021
Starlink's overall speeds continue to outpace those of fellow satellite broadband services Viasat and HughesNet, but its median download speeds in the US are starting to enter the neighborhood of fixed-line broadband networks, according to Ookla's latest round of Speedtest data.
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Heather Gate, Vice President, Digital Inclusion, Connected Nation and CN Texas, , 5/6/2021
For most Texans, life without Internet access is unimaginable. The Internet has become embedded in every aspect of our daily lives - from streaming movies, working, running small businesses, attending virtual classrooms and taking part in telehealth visits. It has become impossible to efficiently access economic opportunity and basic resources without ...
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