‘Starlink active’: How Elon Musk's satellite broadband service will help Ukraine amid Russian invasion
A Ukraine minister had appealed to Musk about outages got a reply from from the Tesla CEO within hours who got his Space X's Starlink satellite broadband service active in the war-hit country.
Amid ongoing conflict bet ween Russia and Ukraine, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that his venture Starlink's services have been activated in Ukraine. The news comes a day after Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation urged Musk to start this service in order to provide relief to the Ukrainian citizens.
Musk, without taking too much time, replied within a day, “Starlink service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route".
The costly satellite technology can provide internet in hard-to-serve places where fiber optic cables and cell towers do not reach - a critical backstop in times of disasters, news agency Reuters reported. SpaceX plans to take thousands of Starlink satellites into orbit.
Not just internet services, Ukraine has seen a disruption of water services and other basic facilities as the Kremlin refuses to call back its troops. But Kyiv has been saying it's ready to give a fierce fight in one of the toughest battles for the country in the recent history.
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