Space internet service closer to becoming reality

Space internet service closer to becoming reality

Test results from recent Low Earth Orbit internet satellite launches are starting to come in—and they’re impressive.

OneWeb, which launched six Airbus satellites in February, says tests show throughput speeds of over 400 megabits per second and latency of 40 milliseconds. Further, the future internet service provider (ISP) says a satellite re-alignment will offer southern U.S. coverage sooner than originally thought.

Internet service for the Arctic

Arctic internet blackspots above the 60th parallel, such as Alaska, will be the first to benefit from OneWeb’s partial constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) broadband satellites, OneWeb says.

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