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Elon Musk says Starlink internet service is ‘active’ in Ukraine amid Russian full-scale invasion

Elon Musk gave Ukraine access to satellite broadband services as a Russian attack disrupts the internet

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Elon Musk says Starlink internet service is ‘active’ in Ukraine amid Russian full-scale invasion. Source: depositphotos.com

SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk says the company’s Starlink satellite broadband service is available in Ukraine, where SpaceX is sending more terminals to the country whose internet has been disrupted by a Russian invasion as per Aljazeera.

“Starlink service is active in Ukraine now. More terminals are on the way,” Musk tweeted Saturday.

He was responding to a tweet from a Ukrainian government official asking Musk to provide Starlink radio to the struggling country.

Internet monitors in Ukraine said on Saturday that Ukrainian internet connections were affected by the Russian intrusion, especially in the most combative areas in the South and East of the country.

Although extremely expensive to deploy, satellite technology could bring the Internet to people who live in rural or hard-to-reach areas beyond the reach of fiber optic cables and cell towers. Technology can also be a critical support when hurricanes or other natural disasters disrupt communications.

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