‘Power of Elon Musk’: Photo shows how Starlink helped Ukrainians access internet
The internet services were disrupted in Ukraine after Russian invasion in what Putin calls a “special military operation”.
A Ukrainian journalist on showed how SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s decision to active its Starlink service in the war-hit country is helping residents to access the internet in remote villages.
Kristina Berdynskykh shared an image of residents of a village in the Kyiv region, saying they were using their mobile phones to connect to
their relatives for the first time since internet services got disrupted following the Russian invasion.
“Here is the power of Elon Musk! Residents of Ivankiv, which also lacks electricity, mobile communications, and the Internet,
are connecting with their relatives for the first time thanks to Starlink and volunteers who brought it to the city”, the journalist wrote.
SpaceX is deploying its Starlink constellation in the low-Earth orbit to provide high-speed internet around the world, with an initial focus on rural and underserved areas.
The American aerospace company activated its Starlink service in Ukraine on February 26, days after a government minister urged Elon Musk to provide internet access.
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