A scathing new report shows that Canada has a long way to go when it comes to closing the country’s digital divide.
The Aquila technology was part of a plan to provide high speed internet to remote, rural areas around the globe.
Proposals being considered by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry would block communities from getting funding.
The goal, to create a constellation of more than 12,000 satellites, is part of a project called Starlink.
The goal is to frame net neutrality as a fringe issue favored by the Hollywood elite, while suggesting the FCC’s hard at work tackling the real problem: rural broadband availability.
If they can get traction, it will make small gains towards closing the digital divide.
Chairman Ajit Pai released a statement and fact sheet Thursday ahead of his 2018 Broadband Deployment Report.
The president’s executive orders are fine, but won’t do much in practical terms.
As Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor, Smith championed broadband funding programs.
The move makes it even harder for the FCC to make its case.
Fudging the numbers doesn’t help anybody.
The company, backed by Richard Branson, wants to blanket the Earth in 720 satellites offering fiber-quality internet speeds for rural areas.