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‘Sana all’: Liza Soberano, Bela Padilla, Julia Barretto get fast response over internet woes


‘Sana all’: Liza Soberano, Bela Padilla, Julia Barretto get fast response over internet woes

Jan Milo Severo (Philstar.com) – September 9, 2020 – 5:07pm

MANILA, Philippines — Kapamilya celebrities Bela Padilla and Julia Barretto reacted on telecommunications giant PLDT’s initiative to provide Liza Soberano a faster internet connection. 

In her Twitter account, Liza recently criticized her Converge internet provider for the slow connection. 

Days after Liza tweeted, PLDT provided her with fast internet. 

“Okay so @pldt came to my house yesterday and hooked me up with the best internet I have ever experienced in my whole 5 years of living in this house. 300 MBPS. What a lifesaver. Lag? I don’t know her,” Liza wrote. 

 

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SpaceX Starlink satellite internet network early tests show fast speeds

SpaceX deploys 60 Starlink satellites in orbit.

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SpaceX gave an update on early tests of its Starlink satellite internet network, which showed speeds capable of playing online video games and streaming movies.

Starlink is the ambitious plan by Elon Musk’s company to build an interconnected network of about 12,000 small satellites in low Earth orbit. To date, SpaceX has launched about 650 of its version 1.0 satellites and is currently building a system of ground stations and user terminals to connect consumers directly to its network.

The company confirmed during the webcast of its latest launch on Monday that employees have been testing Starlink’s latency and download speeds, key measures for an internet service provider. SpaceX senior certification engineer Kate Tice said that the initial results of those tests “have been good.”

“They show super low latency and download speeds greater than 100 [megabits] per second. That means our

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Fast Broadband From Orbit? New Data Says SpaceX Can Do It

Elon Musk wants to surround the Earth with a constellation of internet satellites, providing fast, low-latency broadband internet service to every person on Earth who wants it. New data from Speedtest.net suggests that he’s well on his way to doing just that. 

Earth surrounded by an image representing an Internet satellite network

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Facts and figures

Musk has already made progress toward this goal. SpaceX’s 11th “Starlink” launch Tuesday put 58 more internet broadband satellites in orbit, growing the number of functioning satellites to probably 650 or 660 sats. (Each Starlink launch can carry 60 satellites, but the company has recently been giving up a few slots on each mission to customers seeking rideshares to orbit.) 

Tuesday’s launch marked SpaceX’s 98th launch, and its 95th Falcon 9 launch. After delivering its payload, the Falcon 9’s first stage landed back on Earth — SpaceX’s 57th such successful landing. (The specific booster that launched and landed has now made

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New Orleans schools, internet providers working to get students online fast

NOLA Public Schools has a laptop available for every student with around 16,000 hot spots purchased for students who need internet access.

NEW ORLEANS — Students in New Orleans and in other parts of the state will begin the school year virtually. That means they’ll all need access to internet.

“At the start of the school year, we’re entirely virtual,” said Allison Lowe, principal of Akili Academy of New Orleans. 

Akili is one of several schools that partnered with Verizon to provide Chrome Books to all students. They’re all equipped with internet for grades 5 through 8. 

“It is the game changer,” Lowe said. “Being able to have internet already in the computers ready to go, were able to make sure all our families are connected and ready to learn.”

NOLA Public Schools has a laptop available for every student with around 16,000 hot spots purchased for students who need

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How fast is SpaceX’s satellite internet? Beta tests show it hitting up to 60Mbps.

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As SpaceX prepares to launch Starlink, a big question facing the satellite internet service is how fast it’ll operate in the real world. 

Well, there’s actually some speed test data that shows Starlink can deliver download speeds from 11Mbps to 60Mbps. Apparently, some lucky beta users have been trying out Starlink on Ookla’s Speedtest website. (Note: Ookla is owned by Ziff Davis, PCMag.com’s parent company.)

As Ars Technica points out, users on Reddit have been crawling Ookla’s website and spotted about a dozen speed tests registered to Starlink. The tests, which were mostly conducted earlier this month,

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