The Washington Post recently published an article: "SpaceX wants to beam the Internet down to Earth. Here's How it will Start."
IWL believes the article doesn't give the whole story.
SpaceX is not proposing anything that is particularly new.
Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite networks have been around since the 1990's. There was Iridium and the former Soviet Union had a LEO satellite network for voice calls to remote locations (like Siberia).