Amazon has received permission from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to continue the Kuiper project, an initiative to launch a fleet of low-orbit satellites to use broadband Internet access for underserved communities in the United States.
The FCC approved an ambitious technology giant project in a 5: 0 vote on Thursday.
When the Commission goes green, Amazon will now be able to start deploying 3,236 satellites. In total, Amazon is spending $ 10 billion on a project based on Amazon’s new development facility in Redmond, Wash.
“We’ve heard so many stories lately about people who can’t do their jobs or finish school because they don’t have a reliable Internet at home,”; said Dave Limp, Amazon’s senior vice president. “There are still too many places where broadband access is unreliable or non-existent. Kuiper will change that. ”
Many school districts in the country, where there is no widespread Internet access, were trying to reach their students during the coronavirus pandemic.
By forcibly connecting to the Internet, many states and cities have created mobile Internet access points where children can access and download tasks.