Head of the Federal Commission for US communication Ajit Pai proposes to issue SpaceX permission for providing high-speed access services in the the Internet. Pai is confident that SpaceX technologies will be able to provide high-speed access to networks of the whole planet, thereby solving the problem of digital inequality.
Because already in This Saturday, February 17, the company will orbit 2 of the first satellite to distribute the Internet. Because in a few years these satellites will be very much, and to In 2027, the Starlink satellite network will be able to provide high-speed anywhere on the planet. Because of the location on the low-Earth orbit transmission delay with of such a satellite is 30 milliseconds, against 500-600 current ones. Plus the attitude of officials to Mask for the last few years has changed better side, and he offered them Starlink project 2 years ago.
What will it give
AT The US is not very good with the Internet. First , the market divides a couple of telecommunications monopoly companies that do not especially strive to develop their services. So 15 million Americans who live in rural areas and reservations not have access even to high-speed mobile Internet. Providers say that they do not can conduct fiber optic links there or install cellular communications towers due to geographic features. AND This is both a big problem and great potential benefits. According to the Deloitte report, improved access to internet in countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia to level of developed countries will add to the GDP of more than 2 countries trillion dollars.