[Revealed] Elon Musk’s Plan
If there’s anything Elon Musk loves more than shaking up old ways of doing business, it’s making high-stakes bets.
In fact, Musk once entered a $50 million “bet” on Twitter.
In it, Musk and his company Tesla were challenged to bring 100 MW of power to South Australia in 100 days.
Not only did they hit the goal, but they smashed expectations by doing it in just 60 days.
Now a new challenger has stepped up to the plate — this time, it’s the U.S. government.
A $16 Billion Reward for a New Internet
Last week, the FCC announced it would pay $16 billion to any company that could bring high-speed internet to rural areas with a latency of under 100 milliseconds.
This technology will change the lives of millions of Americans who are currently without any internet access. That’s why there’s such a high reward from the FCC.
Now, while this $16 billion payout may seem enticing, there’s one small catch.
This goal must be completed within the next month.
The FCC said it has “serious doubts” that Musk’s company SpaceX can reach this goal on such a short timeline via its Starlink satellite system.
Whether they truly believe this or just wanted to light a fire under Musk is unknown.
But it might be a little bit of both.
The FCC understands how much this technology will change the world but also understands current telecom signal distribution has many limitations.
In fact, a few days later the FCC announced the $16 billion bounty, there was a massive signal outage across the United States.
While the exact cause is unknown, the rumor is T-Mobile messed up its integration of Sprint’s system into theirs. Others speculate it was an infrastructure problem with a cell tower.
Regardless of the root cause, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called the outage “unacceptable.” And the FCC has already launched an investigation into the cause of the problem.
The FCC wants outages like these eliminated. It only makes sense that lighting a fire under Musk could help speed up the process.
And you can bet the FCC’s doubts and this short timeline have grabbed the attention of Musk and Starlink.
Remember, Musk is the same man who recently called an emergency meeting at 1 a.m. on a Sunday to find out why his SpaceX factory wasn’t running 24/7.
Musk is an insane workaholic. He’s also brilliant and unpredictable and has a long history of exploding inefficiencies in old business models.
Think PayPal, Tesla, SolarCity, SpaceX and now Starlink.
This incredible history of disruption means Starlink could very soon reach their goal. And maybe even claim a $16 billion prize from the FCC.
Looking Ahead to a New Internet
Starlink’s original plan was to open up a network of satellite internet for private testing by August.
But regardless of whether or not SpaceX claims the FCC’s $16 billion reward, Starlink could have a test underway sooner.
Starlink just launched its third set of satellites in two weeks — putting another 58 into space.
It’s well on its way to start private testing with a limited number of people. And already they are accepting sign-ups on their website open to the public.
Either way, this push to hit the July 15 deadline will result in a faster launch for Starlink’s network.
This means global coverage of high-speed internet could soon change forever for billions of people around the world.
And right now you have the chance to get in on the tech behind it before it happens…
Imagine investing in the technology ahead of Microsoft’s computer. Or before iPhone’s reveal.
That’s the potential you have right now if you get in on this new global internet before the mainstream.
To a bright future,