Educational Technology

January 26, 2015

Satellite Internet: meet the hip new investment for Richard Branson, Elon Musk

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by Megan Geuss, Ars Technica

The two moguls are backing competing networks to bring Internet to the underserved. It was an interesting week for ideas about the future of the Internet. On Wednesday, satellite industry notable Greg Wyler announced that his company OneWeb, which wants to build a micro-satellite network to bring Internet to all corners of the globe, secured investments from Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Qualcomm. Then in a separate announcement on Friday, Elon Musk said that he would also be devoting his new Seattle office to creating “advanced micro-satellites” to deliver Internet.

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