Square Kilometre Array project frets about satellite interference

There are worries that satellite mega-constellations could interfere with the Square Kilometre Array.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Oct. 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: astronomy broadband space-exploration spacex oneweb communications-satellites

The remote British village that built one of the fastest internet networks in the UK

Frustrated by the inability to get good internet, some Lancashire locals decided to dig a superfast connection in themselves.

Kira Allmann, Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Oxford • conversation
July 2, 2020 ~24 min

Tags: internet interdisciplinarity broadband in-depth insights-series grassroots community lancashire

The digital divide leaves millions at a disadvantage during the coronavirus pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing people to study and work online. It's also sparked a need for news and information. That's a challenge for the 24 million Americans who lack broadband internet access.

Gregory Porumbescu, Assistant Professor at the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University Newark • conversation
March 18, 2020 ~3 min

Tags:  poverty  covid-19  coronavirus  inequality  internet  pandemic  social-distancing  telecommuting  social-distancing-and-coronavirus  broadband  online-education  digital-divide  socioeconomics  fcc

Working from home? The UK's broadband and wifi will be put to the test

Only 3 million UK homes have fibre broadband which will aid their working from home to counter coronavirus spread. But those with copper ADSL or bad connections on mobile 4G may struggle.

Dylan Henderson, Senior Research Fellow, Welsh Economy Research Unit, Cardiff University • conversation
March 17, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  internet  broadband  wifi  working-from-home

OneWeb: London start-up set to launch first big batch of satellites

The UK-based firm plans near-monthly launches of spacecraft to deliver a broadband internet service.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Feb. 6, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: broadband space-exploration oneweb communications-satellites

SpaceX puts up 60 internet satellites

The California firm launches the first spacecraft in its multi-billion-dollar broadband project.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 24, 2019 ~4 min

Tags:  internet  broadband  space-exploration  spacex  elon-musk  aerospace  oneweb

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