Examining Starlink: Musk’s satellite network for the Covid era.

In light of Covid 19, more nations see the urgent need for extending broadband infrastructure to close digital divide, big corporations want to help them. This year the big news is Elon Musk’s Starlink. Its massive network of low-orbiting satellites aim to reduce latency and accelerate internet speeds available to users in remotely located and low-income parts of the developing world. Digital Divide Institute will conduct independent research on Musk’s model and advise developing countries on its role in their broadband ecosystems.

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