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Four billion people lack internet access. Satellite internet could change that. But will the jobs created be good ones?

More than half the world is still unconnected to the internet. While coverage is rising in the regions mentioned above, installing cables and mobile phone masts to hook up the remaining 4 billion people would be a very slow process. The distances involved are huge. But now a handful of companies are planning something different – the internet, from space.

Source: BBC Worklife

Date: August 21st, 2019

Link: https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20190816-how-satellites-could-revolutionise-the-internet

Discussion

  1. The article talks about spaced-based internet allowing for “Uber for anything” What do they mean by this phrase?
  2. What sorts of apps might be useful in a rural environment that could be served by spaced-based internet?

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