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Amazon to Launch 3,236 Satellites for Low-Latency, High-Speed Broadband

Project Kuiper

     
11:52 am on Apr 5, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Amazon is joining others in planning to provide low-latency, high-speed broadband via 3,236 Low Earth Orbit satellites.

“Project Kuiper is a new initiative to launch a constellation of low Earth orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world,” an Amazon spokesperson said in an emailed statement. “This is a long-term project that envisions serving tens of millions of people who lack basic access to broadband internet. We look forward to partnering on this initiative with companies that share this common vision.”


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12:36 pm on Apr 5, 2019 (gmt 0)

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i wonder if underserved parts of the uk - there are a suprisingly large number of areas with poor internet in the uk.

or if it will be for 3rd world rural communities.
5:26 pm on Apr 7, 2019 (gmt 0)

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@topr article says up to 56 degrees north, so not for anyone who lives further north than Edinburgh.
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Project Kuiper
:: inescapable mental picture leading to business with calculator ::

Latency time of only eight hours? Sweet.
9:46 pm on May 2, 2019 (gmt 0)

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An armada of drones inc.