SpaceX launches a satellite for the people on isolated island nations to have the internet. This is because thousands of islands dot the Pacific Ocean between Asia’s southern coast and Australia.
The assumption of many people is that there are not many people there and that they don’t need connectivity. And of course not a lot of money. Christian Patouraux, the founder and CEO of satellite startup Kacific, told CNN Business.
But, Patouraux believes that this is false.
Six years ago, he founded Singapore-based Kacific after he saw a market analysis that showed the Asia-Pacific region is hungry for internet access, and they are willing to pay for it.
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Now, they are much closer to getting that access. On Monday, a SpaceX rocket launched Kacific’s first satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Patouraux said that this could bring consistent internet connections as close as 1 million people for the first time.
Patouraux is out to remove the idea that people from the islands are not interested in technology. He really is giving people hope to connect to the world.
His goal is to connect people even in the remotest part of the world.