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The Internet of the Future?

Access to high-speed internet is becoming more important for both individuals and businesses in today’s world but many, more rural areas, don’t have the access that they need. An example of the challenges is this CBC article about Xplornet discontinuing internet service in Haida Gwaii, British Columbia.

A new possibility for internet access with fewer limitations is being launched by Starlink, a subsidiary of SpaceX. Starlink is targeting service in the Northern U.S. and Canada in 2020 with rapid expansion in 2021. They have already launched a significant number of their satellites. You can sign up on the Starlink website for updates on service in your area (I have already done this myself). I am very interested to see if this service is successful in attracting sufficient customers and changing the way we access the internet.

To learn more about Starlink, check out this video by Tech Vision:

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