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

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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