Stops short of outing Athena
Bridgwater facility closed.
Plans a total of 12,000.
Promises low latency thanks to low orbits.
Internet via balloon is a go.
224Gb/s over infrared light.
Satellite internet plans afoot.
High-speed wireless for future devices.
Lab-ready now, to market in 2018.
Participation from some familiar names.
The new open system will allow 3rd-parties to collaborate in blocking content.
Google has announced plans to launch a trial fibre-to-the-home service which will see the search and advertising giant offering 1Gb/s Internet connections to home users.
Cisco has successfully completed preliminary tests of its DoD-sponsored Internet Routing in Space device, offering direct IP routing between satellites.
The GeoEye-1 imaging satellite was launched on Friday, bearing Google's logo as the exclusive rights holder to use of its imagery for commercial mapping purposes.
Japan launched a satellite on Saturday which it hopes holds the key to offering 1.2Gb/s Internet connectivity.