The internet from space: How satellites could soon play a bigger role in broadband

A series of three new satellites will provide faster internet speeds across the globe, delivering a more than twice the total combined network capacity of the 400 commercial communications satellites in space today. That’s the bold claim of a new collaborative project between American broadband provider ViaSat and aerospace firm Boeing, which aims to provide global coverage of affordable, high-speed internet from space by 2019. […] It’s claimed that the first two satellites alone will deliver more network capacity than the combined capacity of all 400 commercial communications satellites in orbit today, providing a data output of more than 1,000 Gbps – or 1-Terabit per second. – Danny Palmer, ZDNet