This Is How The Genius Elon Musk Will Give Free WiFi To The Entire Planet

The same guy, who invented PayPal, created the Tesla Cars, plans to create “SolarCities” and developed cars that will make money for you when you don’t use them, has ANOTHER brilliant idea. 

Elon Musk plans to launch 4,000 low-orbit satellites in order to give free internet access worldwide. The billionaire’s company, SpaceX, revealed the initial framework of the plan in January, with the official request being submitted to the Federal Communications Commission last week.

If the plan is initiated without any problems, the worldwide free satellite internet system can be operational within five years, according to The Independent. The worldwide satellite internet model has been proposed by a number of companies already, including tech giants Google and Samsung. However, what makes Musk’s “SpaceX” a formidable contender for the project is the fact that the company already has the existing hardware to pull off the project.

In order for the entire world to be fully covered 4,000 low-orbit satellites would need to be launched. Elon Musk is all about inventing revolutionary projects that have potential to change the world. If this project succeeds, the whole world, even the the most remote parts will have a fast, free WiFi access at any time!

Source: [HNGN]
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  1. yes ... what a blessing ... enjoying thx, justKB

  2. Seems a bit like overkill, why not just have them in the remote areas?

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    2. It's kinda hard to get low orbit satellites to park over any certain area. They orbit.

    3. There are already many Geostationary satellites up there.

  3. Fantastic! Better sell my internet provider stock! (Tee hee)

  4. 4000 low orbit satelites could carry magnetic tentacles to obsorb space junk particles!!?

  5. You know the Cable Companies will have a Cow over this. No way are they going to let this happen. Can you say Litigation?

  6. And that Wi-Fi should have strong password to block aliens on the moon from using it because this initiative is only for earthlings.

  7. Geostationary orbit (~36k km) is very far from Earth therefore the latency would be very high (the time that a packet needs to travel between Earth and the satellite, ~540ms to go up and down). Latency (therefore distance) is important as it affects the achievable throughput of TCP, the underlying protocol for most higher level protocols like HTTP1.*, POP3, SMTP, etc. If you want to operate at a reasonable latency, you have to fly the satellite at a lower altitude, which requires higher speed, therefore cannot stay above the same area constantly. (Like the ISS)