Mon. Jun 17th, 2019

Amazon plans satellite broadband for “tens of millions” of people

Amazon plans satellite broadband for “tens of millions” of people

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Amazon has confirmed it plans to launch thousands of low Earth orbit satellites in order to provide high-speed, low-latency broadband service around the globe.

Details on Amazon’s Project Kuiper emerged in filings with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and in an article published today by GeekWire.

Amazon confirmed Project Kuiper in a statement to GeekWire. When contacted by Ars, Amazon provided us the same statement but said it would be “premature” to answer any of our specific questions about speeds, prices, and when service will be available.

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Source: https://arstechnica.com/?p=1486223

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