Internet

Space startup aims to launch thousands of satellite ‘cell towers’ that connect to the average phone

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that launched to the International Space Station recently carried a tiny package that could eventually lead to the smartphone you have in your pocket getting cell service from space.

Chairman Pai Remarks at Opening of OneWeb Satellites' Facility in FL

Thank you to OneWeb Satellites for inviting me to the opening of the world’s first facility to manufacture satellites using industrial-scale mass production techniques. I’m particularly pleased to be here this morning because the Federal Communica

WISPA, Microsoft, Google Push for C-band Co-channel Sharing, Saying It Could Support Gigabit Fixed Wireless

Microsoft, Google and the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) are urging the Federal Communications Commission to allow co-channel spectrum sharing in the C-band.

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for August 2019 Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the items below are tentatively on the agenda for the Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Aug 1, 2019:

When Opportunity Knocks (FCC Aug Agenda)

This April, I joined President Donald Trump at a White House event, where I announced my plans to create the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, a modernized approach for connecting the hardest-to-serve corners of our country.

Chairman Pai at Chamber Roundtable on Small Satellite Integration

I’m excited to have the opportunity to speak with you today about the US satellite industry—and specifically how the Federal Communications Commission is promoting American innovation and investment in orbit.

Amazon plans nationwide broadband—with both home and mobile service

Amazon is seeking government permission to launch 3,236 broadband satellites that would cover nearly all of the US and much of the rest of the world.

SpaceX faces daunting challenges if it’s going to win the internet space race

SpaceX's goal is to sell broadband internet service delivered by more than 1,000 small satellites. But industry experts say the company’s biggest challenge is financial.

SpaceX launches 60 satellites, the first of thousands in bid for global internet coverage

SpaceX has launched 60 little satellites, the first of thousands that founder Elon Musk plans to put in orbit for global internet coverage. Musk said that all 60 flat-panel satellites were deployed and were online a few hundred miles above Earth. 

Here’s why your internet may be delivered by a drone someday soon

SpaceX’s plans are set to jump forward May 16 with a launch of 60 internet-beaming satellites.