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Elon Musk’s idea of launching 4,000 satellites around the world to bring internet to every corner of the planet has moved to the next phase: the genius inventor is securing government permission to begin testing the technology.
Telecom companies in the US better beware, because Musk – who has gone head to head with giant corporations in no less than three other industries – is a force to be reckoned with. The inventor himself lauds his tech and believes it will achieve things in places where previous multi-billion-dollar ventures have failed. The 4,000 satellites are smaller and cheaper than their competitors, and they plan to offer high-speed internet access to a tent in the Sahara Desert, if need be. To Musk, this is akin to “rebuilding the internet in space,” according to the Washington Post.