Boeing gets FCC approval for a satellite broadband network | Engadget

The majority of the constellation, 132 low Earth orbit satellites would fly at an altitude of 656 miles. Satellite broadband could help the transportation giant make the most of its space unit and mitigate the impact of delays or other problems with its businesses. A batch of 15 non-geostationary orbit satellites, meanwhile, would operate between 17,000 and 27,500 miles. The network would serve home, business and government customers in the US and worldwide. There's also the simple matter of jumping into the satellite internet field before it's too late. Boeing is edging closer to competing with satellite internet providers like SpaceX and (eventually) Amazon. The FCC has authorized Boeing's application to launch a satellite broadband constellation.
Boeing is edging closer to competing with satellite internet providers like SpaceX and (eventually) Amazon. The FCC has authorized Boeing's application to launch a satellite broadband constellation. … [+1590 chars]