Could this new project provide Internet access to the entire world?

imageFor the past few years many companies have been trying to provide wireless Internet access to areas in the developing world. Some companies already have satellites orbiting high above the Earth that provide Internet access to certain areas in the developing world. But this Internet access is extremely slow because the satellites are so high above the Earth (22,000 miles up). It takes data transmitted by these satellites more then half a second to reach the receiver on Earth and this creates serious lag making the connection almost unusable for things such as streaming, cloud computing and gaming.
Two companies, Space X and One Web are trying to change this. Space X is a privately funded company partnered with Google and One Web it is a start up which has patterned with Virgin Galactic. They both want to send satellites into low Earth orbit, around 750 miles up. This would significantly reduce the time it takes for the data to reach Earth making the connection much faster. (it would reduce the overall time by about 20 milliseconds). Both these companies are planning to send this network of satellites in the next 5 years. What do you think? Do you think these plans will actually go though? Please tell us you opinion in the comment section below and don’t forget to like and share.


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