Amazon's Internet Satellite Project Gets FCC Approval

Law360 (July 31, 2020, 7:52 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has given Amazon the green light for the tech titan's "Project Kuiper," an initiative that plans to beam broadband internet down to earth from a constellation of thousands of satellites.

The FCC and Amazon announced Thursday that the government had granted approval for the collection of 3,236 low-Earth orbit satellites that Amazon plans to put in space for the purpose of creating a nearly worldwide broadband network.

"We conclude that grant of Kuiper's application would advance the public interest by authorizing a system designed to increase the availability of high-speed broadband service to consumers, government and...

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