Space-X is launching micro-satellites to deliver low-cost high speed internet access
The high-speed internet access in remote areas of the world is still e we’re trying to figure out. Google wants to do it with balloons and Facebook wants to do it with drones, but we really don’t know which approach will actually fly. Instead of embracing similarly unconventional solutions, SpaceX is launching its own effort towards blanketing the planet with cheap internet access using something more familiar: hundreds of communication satellites.
A report that appeared in the Wall Street Journal suggested that the company has been developing small satellites for just that purpose. Former Google Inc. executive Greg Wyler, who founded WorldVu Satellites, is reportedly working with them on the project. While there was no confirmation from SpaceX, founder and everyman billionaire Elon Musk took to Twitter and, pretty much, verified it.