SpaceX plans worldwide satellite Internet with low latency, gigabit speed

#SpaceX designing low-Earth orbit satellites to dramatically reduce latency. [Read More]

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#SpaceX has detailed ambitious plans to bring fast Internet access to the entire world with a new satellite system that offers greater speeds and lower latency than existing satellite networks.
As we’ve previously written, current satellite Internet systems suffer from high latency, meaning that data packets must travel great distances between Earth and satellites, resulting in noticeable delays for Internet users.
#SpaceX expects its own latencies to be between 25 and 35ms, similar to the latencies measured for wired Internet services.
Satellite Internet service is also made less useful today by low data caps.
Musk has been working on the satellite Internet project for at least two years, and #SpaceX received $1 billion in funding from Google and Fidelity Investments in January 2015 to support satellite manufacturing and space transport.

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Source: Arstechnica