The US giant Amazon has announced that it intends to invest $ 10 billion in its project to provide the Internet via space after the Federal Communications Agency approved the deployment of more than 3 thousand satellites in the low Earth orbit.
World Internet Project
And Thursday, the leading US technology group revealed that it intends to press ahead with the “Kuiper Project”, one of the systems designed to provide Internet to customers without any terrestrial connections.
The “Kuiper Project” aims to provide high-speed internet access via satellite in the United States, and later in various parts of the world, and the project can connect to the Internet wireless equipment and 5G networks.
Amazon did not specify any timetable for the project, but revealed that it would start deploying 3,236 satellites after the approval of the Federal Communications Commission on the project.
“We have recently heard many accounts of people who are unable to do their job or do homework because of the lack of a reliable internet in their homes,” said Amazon Vice President Dave Limb.
“In many places, access to the Internet is still not secured reliably or not available at all. Kuiper will change all of that. Our $ 10 billion investment will create jobs and infrastructure in the United States, which will help us bridge this gap.”
The Kuiper project aims to provide high-speed internet service to places where fiber optic or wireless networks are inaccessible.
The project is intended for use in homes, schools, hospitals, companies and various organizations.
A statement by the group stated that the project also aims to “provide a station for customers at an affordable price that allows societies around the world access to a fast and reliable Internet.”
And Kuiper is one of the projects launched in the past decades to provide the Internet through space.
SpaceX, owned by Elon Musk, and British “OneWeb”, which filed for bankruptcy this year, are working on similar projects.