Amazon has officially submitted an application to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to launch 3,236 broadband satellites. The goal is to try to connect the tens of millions of people who do not yet have access to the Internet as part of the Kuiper Project.
“The goal here is broadband everywhere,” said Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos during the conference re: MARS, a few months ago.
Amazon plans to launch its satellites at altitudes ranging between 590 and 630 kilometers. In this sense, the network giant promises that satellites will be exorbitant and consumed in the Earth’s atmosphere without increasing the problem of space debris.
“Amazon’s mission – they explain in the Legal Narrative section of the application – is to be the most customer-centric company on Earth, and the Kuiper System is one of our ambitious projects to accomplish this mission.” The Kuiper System will offer services of broadband satellite communications to tens of millions of consumers and businesses without services and with insufficient services in the United States and around the world.”
According to the World Economic Forum, nearly 4 billion people worldwide lack a reliable broadband service.