Skip to main content

Can Low Earth Orbiting Satellites Bridge the Digital Divide?

This is the third video in our series on the low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite industry and focused on LEO satellites and the digital divide. Find the first and second videos here and here. One potential use for low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites is to help bridge the digital divide. This gap between individuals, households, and communities that have access to the internet and those that do not has become all too important to address. In many parts of the world, particularly in rural and remote areas, traditional broadband infrastructure such as fiber optic cables and cell towers are either nonexistent or too expensive to build and maintain. LEOs can offer an alternative means of delivering internet access to these underserved regions.

Read Next
Download the Transcript
Download the Summary

Support Research Like This

With your support, BPC can continue to fund important research like this by combining the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans.

Give Now