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  • Verizon and AST SpaceMobile have entered into a $100 million partnership.
  • The partnership will allow Verizon customers to access satellite connectivity when they need it.
  • The goal is to provide coverage even in areas where cellular signals are unreachable by terrestrial-based infrastructure.

T-Mobile isn’t the only carrier thinking about satellite connectivity; Verizon is also getting in on the game. Instead of following T-Mobile’s lead by partnering with SpaceX, however, Verizon is partnering with AST SpaceMobile.

Today, Verizon and AST SpaceMobile announced they are entering into a strategic partnership with a $100 million commitment from Verizon. The result of which will provide Verizon customers with direct-to-cellular satellite service from AST SpaceMobile when they need it.