Elon Musk’s SpaceX reportedly files with the FCC to offer Web access worldwide via satellite

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Entrepreneur extraordinaire Elon Musk’s company SpaceX has requested permission from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to test a project to beam high-speed internet via satellite, reports The Washington Post. Musk first made his plans known in January at a SpaceX event in Seattle. The idea involves a network of 4,000 small low-cost satellites that would be deployed from the company’s Falcon 9 rocket and orbit Earth, while connecting to ground stations on the West Coast. SpaceX’s tests will determine if its antenna techonology is capable of delivering high-speed internet access to devices on the ground. The company wants to…

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