Elon Musk Plans to Provide Internet From Space

If Elon Musk gets his way, your Internet coverage will soon be beamed down from space.
The billionaire entrepreneur has requested permission from the US government to test a project which he claims "would be like rebuilding the Internet".
His plan involves putting thousands of small satellites in the earth's orbit to transmit Internet signals to customers all over the globe.
If the tests are successful, his proposal states that service could start in as little as five years according to the Washington Post. Mr Musk is not the first tech mogul to conceive of such a project. Bill Gates first floated the idea of satellite-based Internet coverage in the 1990s.