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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — An official with the University of Wyoming said in a statement that an investigation into racist interruptions during a virtual Black history event last week has revealed one suspect was using an internet provider in Maryland.

University spokesperson Chad Baldwin said the other four suspects used virtual private networks, which made them appear to be calling from outside the United States, the Casper Star-Tribune reported Monday.

The university’s Black Studies Center was hosting a panel discussion on Feb. 15 when panelists and attendees were interrupted by pornographic images and videos on the screen and a voice shouting racist slurs and phrases.

“This has happened at dozens of other universities in recent months,” Baldwin said. “Our security analysts for our IT department feel strongly this was a coordinated effort by people from elsewhere. And that they’re doing this all across the country.”

The university police and IT department are working with the FBI to investigate the incident, according to the statement. Administrators are now looking into more secure options for Zoom and other virtual events.

University Chief Diversity Officer Emily Monago said a subcommittee of the university’s Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion listened to members of the community last week following the incident.

Many “expressed that the university’s initial statement about the racist attack was not strong enough; noted the concerns about safety for students of color and minority groups; said there’s not enough awareness about resources and efforts underway to address our problems; and made it clear that the university must do more,” Monago said.

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Elon Musk reveals Starlink space internet will be 10 TIMES faster than broadband this year – and it’s live in UK and US

ELON Musk has revealed his Starlink satellite internet service will be 10 times faster than broadband by the end of the year.

The billionaire CEO revealed the news in a tweeted response to a Starlink customer.

Speed will double to ~300Mb/s & latency will drop to ~20ms later this year

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 22, 2021

The customer tweeted a picture of their Starlink dish setup.

Musk responded: "Speed will double to ~300Mb/s & latency will drop to ~20ms later this year."

This is a much faster internet speed than most people are used to.

Cheap broadband services can give you 30 Mbps speeds, which are still quick enough to download a song or a file in a few seconds.

Most of Earth by end of year, all by next year, then it’s about densifying coverage.

Important to note that cellular will always have the advantage in dense urban areas.

Satellites are best for low to medium population density areas.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 22, 2021

However, that's not a great speed for streaming or downloading lots of content.

The average broadband speed in the UK last year was 64 Mbps.

Average speeds in the US can be much lower.

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Musk has also revealed he wants to provide internet to most of the Earth by the end of 2021.

Although he did admit that "satellites are best for low to medium population density areas."

That means not everyone will be rushing to sign up.

Lots of UK and US customers can now test Starlink.

People who have signed up for information about the service eventually receive emails that state: "Starlink is now available for order to a limited number of users in your coverage area.

"Placing your order now will hold your place in line for future service. Orders will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis."

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SpaceX is a private American aerospace manufacturer that is based in California.

It was founded in 2002 with the goal to build affordable rockets and enable the colonisation of Mars.

The manufacturer also aimed to reduce space transportation costs.

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In 2008 it launched the first privately-funded liquid-propellant rocket to reach orbit and later became the first private company to launch an object into orbit around the sun.

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