PARIS — The European Commission identified, for the first time, the potential sources of Commission funding for a proposed constellation of satellites to provide universal broadband access and secure government communications using quantum encryption.

No new monies have been committed beyond the 7.1 million euros ($8.6 million) awarded to a nine-company consortium to come up with a design and a proposed business model, with its first conclusions due in April and a final report due at the end of the year: https://bit . . .

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