LinkSure Network, the Chinese Internet access provider (ISP), spoke about its plans to launch a satellite called LinkSure No. 1 in 2019. It will be China’s first spacecraft to provide free global Internet by 2026. The company plans to invest 3 billion yuan ($ 431.1 million) to send 272 satellites into space to carry out the planned project. The first satellite is to be launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gansu province in China. The devices will be placed on two levels: 72 of them at an altitude of 1000 kilometers above the earth’s surface, 200 will be located at an orbital altitude of 600 km. “The very starting point of this plan is to provide free Internet connections to people around the world, especially in undeveloped areas or inaccessible areas,” said LinkeSure President. The operator joins a growing number of Chinese companies flocking to China’s space industry to take advantage of government support for sector growth. This is similar to the SpaceX plan with its Starlink, which recently received FCC approval to launch 7,518 satellites.