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SpaceX blasts another batch of internet satellites into orbit — for a competitor

article CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A dramatic sunset launched 40 internet satellites into orbit while illuminating the skies over Florida on Thursday. A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Kennedy Space Center just before 5:30 pm, lighting up the twilight and leaving a brilliant white exhaust plume in its wake. Minutes later, the crack of …

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SpaceX launches 40 OneWeb internet satellites after Russian launches cancelled

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket boosted 40 OneWeb broadband relay satellites into orbit Thursday, helping the London-based company expand its fleet in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukrainewestern sanctions and Russia’s subsequent cancellation of previously planned Soyuz launches. Roaring to life at 5:27 pm EST, the Falcon 9 streaked away to the south from …

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SpaceX gives rival’s internet satellites a ride to orbit

By MARCIA DUNNAP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has launched a batch of internet satellites for a competitor. Elon Musk’s company stepped in to help after the London-based OneWeb halted its flights with Russia over the invasion of Ukraine. The Falcon rocket blasted off at sunset Thursday from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. …

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$117M grant expected to bring high-speed internet to 40K locations in New Mexico

In this March 2021 photo, an Albuquerque Public Schools bus equipped with Wi-Fi awaits students while parked near the Pajarito Mesa Community Center. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal) SANTA FE — The US Treasury Department is injecting another $117 million into New Mexico’s efforts to expand broadband — enough to reach about 21% of the locations in the …

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Verisign Reports Internet Has 349.9 Million Domain Name Registrations at the End of the Third Quarter of 2022

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), a global provider of domain name registry services and internet infrastructure, today announced that the third quarter of 2022 closed with 349.9 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains, a decrease of 1.6 million domain name registrations, or 0.4%, compared to the second quarter of 2022.1,2 Domain name registrations have …

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An open, unfiltered internet could be the key to toppling autocrats

Look for news of the Russian war in Ukraine or women-led protests in Iran and you’ll see violence and bloodshed, as Russians attack civilians and Iranian police target protesters. To be sure, these images reflect the reality on the ground and we are right to increase our support for those fighting the regimes directly. But …

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Maine to receive $5.5 million in federal money to expand internet access statewide

Gov. Janet Mills speaks to an audience Thursday at Thomas College in Waterville about the announcement that Maine will receive $5.5 million in federal money to expand affordable, reliable high-speed internet in the state. Maine is the first state to receive the money as part of the Internet for All initiative promoted by the administration …

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Internet search results could be increasing your carbon emissions

CC BY-SA” width=”800″ height=”530″/> Search engines sell ads, so they have an incentive to encourage more consumption. Credit: Google, CC BY-SA Almost everyone thinks they know how to use Google, and they usually get the answer they want. Many will intuitively know that the query “milk good for you” leads to different results than “milk …

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Broadway’s K-pop musical showed how hard it is to create internet fame

F8 (pronounced like “fate”) is an eight-member, all-male K-pop band signed to RBY Entertainment. A look at their official Instagram page shows the group performing in concerts, posing for shoots, and smiling on rooftops in eclectic but color-coordinated outfits. The group advertises an upcoming show and profusely thanks its fans, which it refers to as …

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Making the Internet Faster and More Affordable Will Improve Essential Services for Everyone, New Report Says

The analysis by Common Sense Media and Boston Consulting Group looks at how closing the digital divide would advance innovation and improve quality of essential services through key institutions SAN FRANCISCO, December 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A new report released today by Common Sense Media and Boston Consulting Group demonstrates that making the internet faster, …

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