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FCC denies SpaceX nearly $1B bid to deliver Starlink internet to rural US

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Florida’s Space Coast has seen several SpaceX launches for the company’s Starlink mission.

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But now the federal government has denied a bid from SpaceX for nearly $1 billion.


The money was supposed to help Starlink create higher-speed internet access to people in rural America.

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The Federal Communications Commission said SpaceX has failed to demonstrate that it can deliver that service.

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The FCC chairman said the company’s technology had real promise, but it is still developing.

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