Astra Space joins broadband internet race with proposal to launch 13,000 satellites

Astra Space joins broadband internet race with proposal to launch 13,000 satellites

Make room for yet another competitor in the market to provide broadband internet access from low Earth orbit: Astra Space, the venture that went public with a helping hand from Seattle-area telecom pioneer Craig McCaw, is asking the Federal Communications Commission for authorization to launch as many as 13,620 bit-beaming satellites.

SpaceX Challenged on Broadband Subsidies for Parking Lots

SpaceX Challenged on Broadband Subsidies for Parking Lots

he Federal Communications Commission is challenging a bid by Elon Musk’s SpaceX for $886 million in rural broadband subsidies, saying some of the money appeared headed for serving parking lots and airports with satellite-delivered broadband.