Some lucky Britons can now upgrade their broadband thanks to a satellite orbiting Earth
A HANDFUL of Britons will begin testing an all-new broadband service beamed to their homes via hundreds of low-flying satellites skimming the Earth.
A lucky few customers have received word that a new broadband connection – beamed down to their home from hundreds of satellites blasted into orbit by Elon Musk’s SpaceX firm – will go live in a few weeks. Dubbed Starlink, this unique broadband service has around 960 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites in orbit around the planet right now, with an ambitious plan to deploy 4,425 by the end of 2024. A total of 12,000 LEOs has been touted as the goal for 2026.