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Amazon wants to deliver broadband from orbit

Justin Ho Apr 8, 2019
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at a press conference in Santa Monica, California. David McNew/Getty Images

Amazon wants to deliver broadband from orbit

Justin Ho Apr 8, 2019
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at a press conference in Santa Monica, California. David McNew/Getty Images
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Amazon recently confirmed plans to provide internet connectivity from orbit. The company says it wants to put a network of more than 3,000 satellites into low-Earth orbit and use them to make broadband internet service available to 95 percent of the world’s population. Amazon is not the first to say it’s trying the idea, and it will face a lot of hurdles before hurtling more satellites into orbit.

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