What are the Implications of LEO Satellite Constellations for Rural and Remote Communities?

Artist rendering of LEO satellite constellations. Credit: SpaceQ.

In this weeks SpaceQ podcast I interview Chad English on the implications of LEO satellite constellations for rural and remote communities.

Chad English is an Industrial Technology Advisor for the Industrial Research Assistance Program at the National Research Council.

I recently ran into Chad at the Canadian Space Summit where he was a speaker in the “I have 50Mbps! Now what?” session. That session focused on the coming broadband internet to rural and remote locations via Low Earth Orbit satellite constellations like the one Canada’s Telesat is trying to build. Other companies also looking to this marketplace include OneWeb, SpaceX and others.

Chad and I discuss what LEO satellite constellations will mean to those people living in rural and remote communities, along with new business opportunities that will be available.

Programming note: This is our last interview of the year before we start our annual Winter Series podcasts where we feature lectures or news events from other creators. We’ll be back with a new interviews starting on January 14.

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About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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