SpaceX, Facebook, Virgin Galactic and Google have all reported real activities that would help unite the world – particularly expanding countries to the Internet. But the next thing in worldwide connectivity isn’t going to be in underground cables, so much as it will be over your head. It begins with satellites, yet it gets a bit stranger.
Back in the nineties, when we initially began to understand the promise of this whole “Internet” thing, satellite Internet access represented the promise of the future: High speeds, delivered anywhere, without waiting for your local phone company or cable provider to build out the infrastructure necessary for broadband access. The truth was less glitzy.
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