SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 Rocket with Internet Satellites to Low-Earth Orbit

Watch live as SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida with 60 internet-beaming satellites into low-Earth orbit for the Starlink project aimed at providing broadband services for customers globally. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm QUICKTAKE ON SOCIAL: Follow QuickTake on Twitter: twitter.com/quicktake Like QuickTake on Facebook: facebook.com/quicktake Follow QuickTake on … Read more SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 Rocket with Internet Satellites to Low-Earth Orbit

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Successfully Launches 60 Starlink Satellites into Orbit

Elon Musk’s SpaceX successfully launched a batch of 60 of its Starlink broadband internet satellites, the seventh launch of the project. With this launch, Musk’s company has put more than 420 of its nearly 12,000 planned satellites into orbit. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm QUICKTAKE ON SOCIAL: Follow QuickTake on Twitter: twitter.com/quicktake Like QuickTake … Read more Elon Musk’s SpaceX Successfully Launches 60 Starlink Satellites into Orbit

Pelosi Begins Drawing Up Next Coronavirus Stimulus With More Aid for States

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has begun assembling a next round of stimulus legislation that would include significant funds for cash-strapped states facing record revenue shortfalls and more direct payments to individuals. #Coronavirus #Covid19 #Stimulus Just three days after the largest economic relief package in U.S. history was enacted, Pelosi said Monday she is aiming to … Read more Pelosi Begins Drawing Up Next Coronavirus Stimulus With More Aid for States

Worried your broadband won’t handle working from home? Telstra’s CEO explains why | ABC News

There are predictions that internet traffic in Australia could leap by 40 per cent as more peolpe are stuck at home or choosing to work from home. It is potentially a big stress on the communications system. Andy Penn is the CEO of Telstra. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch … Read more Worried your broadband won’t handle working from home? Telstra’s CEO explains why | ABC News

Empty Offices, Full Homes: Covid-19 Might Strain the Internet

With more people working from home to avoid coronavirus, will the internet break? The short answer is probably not. The longer answer is that there will be disruptions. To protect workers and help stem the spread of Covid-19, companies like Twitter Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. are telling employees who can work from home … Read more Empty Offices, Full Homes: Covid-19 Might Strain the Internet

What Labour’s broadband giveaway means for the telecoms sector | FT

Take our survey and tell us what you like about our YouTube channel and would like to see more of: https://bit.ly/33SJ8AI Jeremy Corbyn wants to renationalise parts of BT, offering free broadband for all by 2030. The pledge played well in an election weighed down by Brexit but caused panic in the telecoms industry. The … Read more What Labour’s broadband giveaway means for the telecoms sector | FT

NBN Co Spends AUD $620 Million on Satellites to Boost Rural Broadband

NBN Co has contracted US company Space Systems / Loral to deliver two satellites designed to boost broadband service in rural Australia. The deal is worth AUD $620 million. It is hoped that the Ka-band satellites and associated tracking, telemetry and control systems will help deliver peak speeds of 12 megabit per second download  and … Read more NBN Co Spends AUD $620 Million on Satellites to Boost Rural Broadband

Kenya Yet to Fully Leverage Broadband Connectivity

According to the recent scorecard on Kenya’s Internet connectivity released by the Nokia Siemens networks, Kenya presented a low connectivity due to low broadband and internet penetration. This is despite adequate mobile penetration and an upsurge in ICT innovations in the country. “Kenya’s key weakness lies in the low penetration of broadband and internet, which … Read more Kenya Yet to Fully Leverage Broadband Connectivity

Kenya: Optic Fibre Cable Impacting Positively on Education

David Otwoma, managed to complete do his Kenya Certificate Secondary Examination (KCSE) through the helping hand of well wishers. Though he scored a C + (plus), which is the minimum university entry grade his chances of proceeding to university were minimal. He thus settled in his rural home, making a living through small scale farming … Read more Kenya: Optic Fibre Cable Impacting Positively on Education

Kenya: Seacom Enhancing Internet Penetration in Africa

Access to information technology goes hand in hand with sustainable development. For every 10 percent increase in high-speed internet access, 13 percent of economic growth is realized in developed countries, according to the Head of Sales – East Africa, Seacom Limited, Mr Julius Opio. Notwithstanding that Internet penetration has grown by 1,980 percent from 2000 … Read more Kenya: Seacom Enhancing Internet Penetration in Africa

Internet: UK Communities Urged to Bid for Broadband Support

Communities in Britain are being urged to bid for government support in a new broadband project designed to provide a fibre connection in every community by 2015. Local Public Authorities will be able to apply to Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) for a slice of £50 million to improve broadband in their area. Around 9 million … Read more Internet: UK Communities Urged to Bid for Broadband Support

Technology: Making the Asian Highway also an Information Highway

Rohan Samarajiva PhD is founding Chair and CEO of LIRNEasia, an ICT policy and regulation think tank active across 12 emerging Asian economies. He is a member of the Board and former Chair of the Lanka Software Foundation and Board Member of the International Communication Association. Here, he discusses the issues of broadband quality and … Read more Technology: Making the Asian Highway also an Information Highway