“WiFi everywhere? Antenna on new Boeing satellite will beam 4G broadband wireless to earth.” (via @ebertchicago)
Plus the satellite looks like something straight off the Death Star.
Boeing has received the first signals from SkyTerra 1, a communications satellite it built for LightSquared that was hurled into orbit aboard a Proton rocket launched from Kazakhstan yesterday. The satellite, which will provide signal coverage where terrestrial towers can’t reach, is part of a new LightSquared 4G-LTE mobile broadband wireless system and boasts the largest commercial antenna reflector ever launched into space.
…It will be joined by SkyTerra 2 next year, and over the next 15 years will augment LightSquared’s ground coverage of North America, which should serve 90 percent of the U.S. population by 2015 under a deal inked with the FCC
- The Largest Commercial Antenna Ever Put Into Space Will Beam 4G Where Towers Won’t | Popsci
Who wants to bet that AT&T still will have crappy coverage?