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FCC greenlights SpaceX broadband, but bigger obstacles remain

 ISPs will be inspecting Amazon through a telescope after the company recently filed plans to launch 3,236 satellites to support internet access. Yet, a more immediate potential threat looms, as SpaceX has just received FCC approval to launch 4,425 satellites into low earth orbit (LEO) for high-speed internet services – with the first batch going live in demo mode this week. SpaceX’s first fleet of LEO satellites will give the company a more comprehensive grasp of the potential speeds the StarLink web of satellites could realize, plus a better understanding of technical obstacles. A handful of test satellites have been launched by SpaceX in the past, but nothing on this scale before – in a landmark moment for the company…

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