Satellite Broadband Aims to Revolutionize African Development

A new satellite system was launched into orbit last week that aims to bring high-speed Internet to remote communities across the globe. Its backers say it could have a big impact in rural parts of Africa by speeding up economic and social development. Others argue the huge amounts of money, however, should be spent on more basic needs.

Lift-off for the O3b – or “Other 3 Billion” – satellite system occurred last week in French Guiana. The system goes “live” later this year …

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