Test results from recent Low Earth Orbit internet satellite launches are starting to come in\u2014and they're impressive.\u00a0\nOneWeb, which launched six Airbus satellites in February, says tests show\u00a0throughput speeds of over 400 megabits per second and latency of 40 milliseconds.\u00a0\nPartnering with Intellian, developer of OneWeb user terminals, OneWeb streamed full high-definition video at 1080p resolution. The company tested for latency, speed, jitter, handover between satellites, and power control.\nOneWeb said it achieved the following during its tests:\n\nLow latency, with an average of 32 milliseconds\nSeamless beam and satellite handovers\nAccurate antenna pointing and tracking\nTest speed rates of more than 400 Mbps\n\n\nInternet service for the Arctic\nArctic internet blackspots above the 60th\u00a0parallel, such as Alaska, will be the first to benefit from OneWeb\u2019s partial constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) broadband satellites, OneWeb says.\n\u201cSubstantial services will start towards the end of 2020,\u201d the future ISP\u00a0says on its website. \u201cFull 24-hour coverage being provided by early 2021.\u201d\nCurrently 48% of the Arctic is without broadband coverage, according to figures OneWeb has published.\nThe Arctic-footprint service will provide \u201cenough capacity to give fiber-like connectivity to hundreds of thousands of homes, planes, and boats, connecting millions across the Arctic,\u201d it says.\nSpaceX also in the space internet race\nSpaceX, too, is in the race to provide a new generation of internet-delivering satellites. That constellation, like OneWeb\u2019s, is positioned in Low Earth Orbit, which has less latency than traditional satellite internet service because it\u2019s closer to Earth.\nSpaceX says through its offering, Starlink, it will be able\u00a0provide service in the northern United States and Canada after six launches. And it is trying to make two to six launches by the end of 2019. The company expects to provide worldwide coverage after 24 launches. In May, it successfully placed in orbit the first batch of 60 satellites.\nSpaceX's plan to provide service sooner\nInterestingly, though, a SpaceX filing made with the U. S. Federal Communication Commission (FCC) at the end of August, (discovered by and subsequently published (pdf) on Ars Technica\u2019s website), seeks to modify its original FCC application because of results it discovered in its initial satellite deployment. SpaceX is now asking for permission to \u201cre-space\u201d previously authorized, yet unlaunched satellites. The company says it can optimize its constellation better by spreading the satellites out more.\n\u201cThis adjustment will accelerate coverage to southern states and U.S. territories, potentially expediting coverage to the southern continental United States by the end of the next hurricane season and reaching other U.S. territories by the following hurricane season,\u201d the document says.\nSatellite internet is used extensively in disaster recovery. Should SpaceX's request be approved, it will speed up service deployment for continental U.S. because fewer satellites will be needed.\nBecause we are currently in a hurricane season (Atlantic basin hurricane seasons last from June 1 to Nov. 30 each year), one can assume they are talking about services at the end of 2020 and end of 2021, respectively.\nInterestingly, too, the document reinforces the likelihood of SpaceX\u2019s intent to launch more internet-delivering satellites this year. \u201cSpaceX currently expects to conduct several more Starlink launches before the end of 2019,\u201d the document says.